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First look: Conan: Island of No Return, Solomon Kane: Red Shadows covers

Conan: Island of No Return #1

Conan: Island of No Return #1

Courtesy of our friends at Dark Horse, we’re pleased to bring you a couple of cover reveals for their June-shipping books. First up is Conan: Island of No Return #1, above, which is by Michael Kutsche. The book itself is by the team of Ron Marz, Bart Sears and Randy Elliott, features Conan teaming up with a pair of sister thieves for a heist.

And after the jump you’ll find the two covers for the third issue of Solomon Kane: Red Shadows, by Guy Davis and Gregory Manchess. In that issue, Bruce Jones and Rahsan Ekedal take Kane to Africa. You’ll also find complete solicitation information for both books.

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Davis, Manchess cover Solomon Kane: Red Shadows #2

art by Guy Davis

Solomon Kane: Red Shadows #2

Dark Horse has a new Solomon Kane miniseries, subtitled “Red Shadows,” that starts in April. Written by Bruce Jones with art by Rahsan Ekedal, each issue will feature covers by Guy Davis and Gregory Manchess, with an assist from colorist Dave Stewart. And courtesy of Dark Horse, we’re pleased to bring you a first look at the covers for issue #2.

The Davis cover is up top, and you can find the Manchess one, along with solicitation info, after the jump.

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The horror of Scott Allie

Solomon Kane by Scott Allie

Solomon Kane by Scott Allie

You know him as the Dark Horse senior managing editor who’s got his hands all over the venerable Portland publisher’s horror line, from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy-verse to The Goon to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to titles he himself has written, like The Devil’s Footprints and the Robert E. Howard adaptation Solomon Kane. But Scott Allie’s expertise in the world of weird has not gone unnoticed outside the comics sphere: He’s a regular (well, slightly less than regular — let’s say “recurring”) columnist at the horror news site Dread Central.

His latest column articulates his preferences in no uncertain term, taking swipes at the “nihilism” of horror films like Wolf Creek and Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake and praising the sleazy heart and soul of knowing romps through the genre like Tim Seeley’s comic Hack/Slash. If you’re a horror fan, any column that contains sentences like “When I saw the new Friday the 13th, I was glad to see nudity back in horror films” is worth reading and arguing over, so do check it and the rest of the archives out.

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