Friday, November 13, 2020

Hammer's "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter"

Hammer Comics' "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter" #1, based on the horror feature, is written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Tom Mandrake, with covers by Mandrake and Mike Perkins:

" the depths of Eastern Europe, legendary vampire hunter 'Captain Kronos', and his two assistants, 'Grost' and 'Carla', are called to help rid a town of its vampire plague.

"However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil is awakening and it might just be a deadly match for Kronos..."

The R-rated "Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter" (1974) was written and directed by Brian Clemens for Hammer Film Productions, starring Horst Janson, John Carson, Shane Briant and Caroline Munro.

"...debonair supernatural expert 'Captain Kronos' (Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant, 'Grost' (John Cater), meet their match when they encounter a village where vampires have been stealing the vitality of young women, leaving them elderly and decrepit.

"Armed with his sword and formidable deductive reasoning, Kronos begins to solve the macabre mystery, with evidence pointing to the aristocratic 'Lady Durward' (Wanda Ventham) and her family as prime suspects..."

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