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#1 Rachel Edidin

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:19 PM

From the NYCC Dark Horse Panel:

Solomon Kane will be follow, but nothing will be definite until Kull is up and running, and an anthology book will eventually follow to showcase the more minor characters.



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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:38 AM

Hey Rachel! As far as I can tell :), you seem like an intelligent, responsive editor (and also a very nice person). Over on the Kull board, I've already expressed my opinion that a series/character-based "anthology" is the way to go. I know that the current two mini-series are set in stone, but that's the way I see the whole REH franchise. My two lunas. :)

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:19 PM

Hey Rachel! As far as I can tell :), you seem like an intelligent, responsive editor (and also a very nice person). Over on the Kull board, I've already expressed my opinion that a series/character-based "anthology" is the way to go. I know that the current two mini-series are set in stone, but that's the way I see the whole REH franchise. My two lunas. :)


Duly noted. ;)

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

Hey Rachel! As far as I can tell :), you seem like an intelligent, responsive editor (and also a very nice person). Over on the Kull board, I've already expressed my opinion that a series/character-based "anthology" is the way to go. I know that the current two mini-series are set in stone, but that's the way I see the whole REH franchise. My two lunas. :)


Duly noted. ;)


Yippee, it's not even out, but it's on my buy list already!!. Ps, i like the anthology idea as well. I'm just so easy to please. :-)

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:34 PM

Hey Rachel! As far as I can tell :), you seem like an intelligent, responsive editor (and also a very nice person). Over on the Kull board, I've already expressed my opinion that a series/character-based "anthology" is the way to go. I know that the current two mini-series are set in stone, but that's the way I see the whole REH franchise. My two lunas. :)


Duly noted. ;)


Yippee, it's not even out, but it's on my buy list already!!. Ps, i like the anthology idea as well. I'm just so easy to please. :-)


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".....Solomon Kane, who will get a mini-series "hopefully" in early 2008."


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:25 AM

".....Solomon Kane, who will get a mini-series "hopefully" in early 2008."



Nice!!!!
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:45 PM

I like how Allie noted the adventure and horror aspects. The definition of S&S; a definition that REH basically created. He mentioned John Silent. Does he know about REH's John Silent fragments? Allie said he wanted to take SK to the Black Forest where he first encountered diabolical magic. SK didn't face magic in the voodoo-haunted Caribbean? That illo was nice and atmospheric.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:17 AM

Scott Allie is an interesting choice as writer for the Solomon Kane comic. The only story i read by Scott was his short story in the Dark Horse Book of the Dead, where a alchemist's son raises his dead dad to seek further knowledge. Originally Allie said Kane would come after Kull and the anthology titles - wonder if that is still the case?

The discussion on who the artist should be can begin now. My choice would be the ole Swamp Thing creator and artist Bernie Wrightson. The exotic locales and dark tales would be perfect for Bernie. Make it happen DH! Here's a really cool link to Bernie's art:

www.wrightsonart.com/

Or maybe the ultra detailed Juan Jose Ryp - that would be cool. I would love to see his work a little darker.


Thanks for the link terry B)

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:56 AM

The discussion on who the artist should be can begin now. My choice would be the ole Swamp Thing creator and artist Bernie Wrightson.


Bernie Wrightson, Howard Chaykin, Greg Ruth, or some new unknown. It doesn't really matter as I trust Allie will have someone whose style is appropriate to the dark subject matter and darker moods of Kane, as well as being able to portray electrifying action scenes.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:04 AM

Wrightson would be great (if they could get 'em). BTW, thanks for the link, Strom. I think Mignola would be good. Chaykin introduced me to SK (in the comics medium) and I wouldn't mind at all if he took another crack at 'im. However, Alan Weiss (who did "SK vs. Dracula") gets my vote. He brought out the manic/fanatic side of SK like no other, IMO. Kelley Jones, if he played it more straight/less cartoonish, could also be a possiblility.

My two pence. :)

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:50 PM

I was kind of confused by Allie's statement that Kane is driven by vengeance. Being a guy who just sort of wanders around and doesn't have much of a personal stake in killing the evildoers he meets, he always struck me as a man motivated by a sense of justice and moral outrage. Really extreme moral outrage :) Vengeance to me implies that something was done directly to him and now he's out for some payback only for himself, which I don't recall from the original stories.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:47 AM

I was kind of confused by Allie's statement that Kane is driven by vengeance. Being a guy who just sort of wanders around and doesn't have much of a personal stake in killing the evildoers he meets, he always struck me as a man motivated by a sense of justice and moral outrage. Really extreme moral outrage :) Vengeance to me implies that something was done directly to him and now he's out for some payback only for himself, which I don't recall from the original stories.

My impression of SK is that he views himself as a man on a mission, a righter of wrongs and the Sword of God.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:46 AM

Crap... Maybe its time for me to brush up on my penciling skills and submit samples to Dark Horse....

I did a whole storyboard that read like a comic for Kane, I should give it a shot.

Years and years ago I submitted to samples to a few editors at marvel... I should try it again....

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:45 AM

Looks like John Cassaday is going to be the Solomon Kane cover artist when SK launches this summer with Dark Horse Comics:

John's doing the "Solomon Kane" covers, rounding out the Howard trio of books. I was in New York with him recently, and I told him I was writing the book. We were at a bar with Michael Kaluta -- who we also want to get to do some more on these books. I told John I was writing "Kane" and he started talking about what the book should look like, the iconic approach the character needs. He asked who was doing covers, and I told him I didn't know yet. He told me what the first one should look like -- he kind of went into a lot of detail, was clearly just riffing off the top of his head with considerable clarity -- and I said, "You want to do the covers?" He sort of paused and looked me in the eye, said, "Yeah, maybe that'd be fun." As he'd been talking, I don't think he'd even thought of doing the covers himself. Or maybe he was being coy.

But he's perfect -- he can do weathered guys, he's amazing with atmosphere, with black shapes, iconic compositions ... hats. Don't underestimate the difficulty of drawing hats, at least in making them look good. And of course amazing figure work, which will help bring the character to real life.

Cassady Cover Artist for Solomon Kane


Plus, Joe Kubert is doing a variant triptych cover for Kull, Conan & Solomon Kane:

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I've loved Cassaday's work since Desperadoes with Age of Conan writer Jeff Mariotte - great news to have him aboard SK!

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:12 PM

Finally we have the full line-up for the upcoming Dark Horse Solomon Kane comic book.

Writer: Scott Allie
Artist: Mario Guevara
Color Artist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: John Cassaday
Variant Cover for issue #1: Joe Kubert

Mario was the artist on The Lone Ranger & Tonto #1 one-shot and received some high praise for that work. Really looking forward to this comic.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

Thanks Strom! I'm pretty pumped about this. :D

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:13 AM

FYI, there's an interview with new SOLOMON KANE artist at
http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=16057

Even though the 2 pieces of art by Mario Guevara are just sketchs, I'm impressed by the energy in the color one and the world-building details in the b&w one.

And when the artist speciacally asks for this:
"Guevara asked to dedicate this interview to the memory of his friend Alfredo Alcala."
That already puts him in my "good books"! :)
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:29 AM

I hope MWK is actually allowed to do some (more) REH artwork for DH. :)

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 01:20 PM

I hope MWK is actually allowed to do some (more) REH artwork for DH. :)

Maybe. The editor is trying.
From http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=15866
"John [Cassaday]'s doing the "Solomon Kane" covers, rounding out the Howard trio of books. I was in New York with him recently, and I told him I was writing the book. We were at a bar with Michael Kaluta -- who we also want to get to do some more on these books."
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