Dec 20

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Lord Kelvin Comments: “Let me cut you out of your clothes. You’ll be more comfortable.”

Published 1970

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.67 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Hand of Kane”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Trust me, it’s best I take your temperature like this.”

  2. fred Says:

    Without his hat, Solomon Kane is metaphorically naked.

  3. NomadUK Says:

    Collecting butterflies looks harder than it should be.

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    How am I supposed to make bad jokes about a cover when I’m not even sure what I’m looking at? Unfair!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that another hunched-over pasty white guy in the foreground?
    Or is this a knife fight in a pillow factory.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Aren’t pickpockets supposed to be, I dunno, unobtrusive?

    Do the publishers promise to reimburse you for time lost reading this stuff?

  7. fred Says:

    I had no idea there was a Solomon Kane movie in 2009. Nice to see a bit of Pete Postlethwaite again. This cover looks Burn Gorman, not James Purefoy.
    US trailer

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Well, if you had a better-drawn foot, I wouldn’t have to slice it off.”

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Is this a fight scene or modern ballet?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At first glance, the centaur looked like a deer, and it’s the same color as the title, so I thought “The Deer Hand of Kane”?

    The heads look like they’re floating; I agree with @ARY that it’s hard to tell just what we’re looking at.

    The embiggened version let me see it’s a cloaked and hooded guy with a dagger, carrying a starkers dude who seems to have no hands. All in a white void, with maybe a flower or butterfly in the background. So i’m still not entirely sure what we’re looking at.

    @B’mancer: Things have gotten savage in the My Pillow factory lately.

  11. fred Says:

    Come the summer you will be able to re-create this cover in the privacy of your own home using a limited edition Solomon Kane action figure. Nude figure not included.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “The Hand of Kane…is on my butt, and I’m feeling rather distressed by that.”

    “Time Lost Series” – “Stuff we were able to get the rights to real cheap.”

  13. Tracy Says:

    I really wonder why he he is carrying a naked Neanderthal man around who seems to be faking unconsciousness and is picking his pocket.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: Hey, it’s working, right? He has no idea Neanderthal’s awake and picking his pocket. Pretty soon Og can yeet out of there and buy himself some fancy new leather clothes.

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