Thursday, June 25, 2015

Season 3, Episode 12: The Poems of Solomon Kane (or, The Rhyming Scheme of Revenge!)

Greetings Cromrades! Today we will be dissecting and enjoying the poetry featuring Solomon Kane. Howard was a poet in the Byronic tradition, so each of these verses is action packed with adventure!

The One Black Stain
The Return of Sir Richard Grenville
Solomon Kane's Homecoming

Do you have a favorite Howard poem? Sound off in the comments!

Also don't forget to send us your thoughts and innermost feelings regarding Solomon Kane in the form of an email, voicemail, or MP3! If you do, we will feature your "letter" on the season 3 wrap up episode!

One things:
Jon: Twin Peaks
Luke: The Sisters Brothers
Josh: Christopher Lee's filmography

This episode was recorded on the anniversary of Howard's death. So raise a glass or observe a moment of silence out of respect for the man whose imagination has brought us all together.

Our episode is freely available on and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: "The Wanderer" By Johnny Cash and U2.

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  1. Nice way to round out the Kane series, gentlemen. Since Josh seems keen on digging deeper into the late Christopher Lee's filmography, I highly recommend "Horror Express": Although it's hard to find a great quality print, this obscure little gem also stars Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas, and it involves a body-jumping alien in a sort of "Ten Little Indians" on a train situation.

  2. Right on, Lee! Luke here. I actually just caught that movie on TCM; they were running a slew of Christopher Lee films and that one caught my eye.

    I thought it was pretty great. For as funky (and hokey) as it is, I thought it had some neat characterizations. And Telly Savalas is full bore :) It's neat to see how varied the adaptations of that story are. It's not Carpenter's "The Thing," but it's fun in its own right!