Wednesday, January 6, 2010

King Kull, Red Sonja, Solomon Kane by Neal Adams

Neal Adams did great work on Savage Tales covers featuring Conan, but did you know about this piece featuring Robert E. Howard's other heroes?  It was published in a Marvel black and white magazine called Kull and the Barbarians (issue #1, 1975).

King Kull, Red Sonja by Neal Adams from Kull and the Barbarians 1975

King Kull and Red Sonja.  Kull's tiger totem rages in the background, while Sonja looks rather shyly toward the viewer.  It was an interesting choice to depict Sonja this way rather than baring her sword and looking feisty.

Bran Mak Morn and Solomon Kane by Neal Adams from Kull and the Barbarians 1975

The Roman era Bran Mak Morn and the puritanical Solomon Kane.  Adams and his Crusty Bunkers crew also inked a couple of Kane stories.  By now you can tell these two images are connected together, with the fallen tree connecting all these characters together.

Neal Adams did a great job here.  Every time I look at these Robert E Howard characters, I also think that Roy Thomas is the man responsible for their popularity.  I can't believe there is a Solomon Kane movie on the horizon in 2010.  Nuff said!

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