By This Axe I Rule!

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"By This Axe, I Rule"
Author Robert E. Howard
Country United States
Language English
Series Kull
Genre(s) Sword and sorcery
Published in King Kull
Publication type Paperback
Publication date 1967

"By This Axe, I Rule" by Robert E. Howard is the last of Howard's Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the Lancer Books paperback King Kull in 1967.[1]

This story was rejected by the pulp magazines Argosy and Adventure in 1929,[2] after which Howard rewrote it, substituting a new secondary plot. It was published in December 1932.

Adaptations[edit]

The first comic book appearance of King Kull was in "Kull the Conqueror" (1971) published by Marvel Comics. The first issue was in part an adaptation of "By This Axe, I Rule!" and issue #11 (1973) was more specifically based on that story and had the same title. The 1997 movie Kull the Conqueror starring Kevin Sorbo was partly based on "By This Axe I Rule!"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Works, retrieved 2 January 2008
  2. ^ REHupa: REH Fiction Timeline, retrieved 2 January 2008

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