Of all of Howard's creations I seemed to gravitate the most to Solomon Kane. Maybe it was all the werewolves and vampires that he fought as opposed to the snakes and other demons popular in Conan's world. I also liked the sword and pistol that Kane wielded and how concerned he was for his soul that was never to be redeemed because of the actions he was FORCED to take. Conan often reveled in his battles while Kane resented them all, resented even his own existence. Here is the first trailer for what looks like a great and gritty slaughterfest taking place in the cold damp European woods - just the way I like it. You also just have to love the silhouette he cuts with that cape and puritan hat. Wicked Cool.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.