Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "The Right Hand of Doom" by Moench and Gan

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Hands down (ouch! don't hit!) Robert E. Howard's "The Right Hand of Doom" is Ol' Groove's favorite Solomon Kane tale. Yeah, Kane doesn't have a whole lot to do in this story, but man, it's one of the spookiest, creepiest fear-fables ever! In Savage Sword of Conan #13 (June 1976), Doug Moench and Steve Gan adapted that classic to comicbook form--and they did a Marvel-ous job. Okay, I'm gonna hush--whaddya think, I get paid by the (horrible) pun?










3 comments:

  1. Always enjoyed Solomon Kane, if anyone is interested there is a trade paperback collecting all of the stories that Howard wrote about him, it is an excellent read.

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    1. The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane from Del Rey? Yes, that is the ultimate collection and I, too, highly recommend it. Beautifully illustrated with all of REH's prose--finished and unfinished. That whole Del Rey REH series is magnificent. I also highly recommend Dark Horse's tpb collections of both Kane's b&w and color Marvel comics (The Saga of Solomon Kane and the Chronicles of Solomon Kane).

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    2. Yep, that is the one, I haven't picked up the Dark Horse collection yet, hoping to someday if I can ever find it cheap enough.

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