Hammer Films and Titan Comics Captain Kronos #1 Covers Revealed

Captain Kronos #1​ ​Cover A: Mike Perkins
Captain Kronos #1​ ​Cover A: Mike Perkins

The covers from Hammer​ Films​ and Titan Comics new comic series, Captain Kronos​ have just been revealed – a title continuing the original 1974 cult movie, which debuts in all good comic shops this September.

Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the success of Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire’s The Mummy: Palimpsest​ which hits bookstores as a collection in August. ​

Written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) with stunning art by Tom Mandrake (Sidekick, The Spectre) Titan Comics’ new four-issue series chronicles the adventures of the mysterious and powerful Kronos who has dedicated his life to destroying the evil vampire plague.

The three variant covers are by artist Mike Perkins, series artist Tom Mandrake – and there’s also a special “Hammer Glamour” variant cover featuring Hammer actress Caroline Munro

Captain Kronos​ # 1 Cover B: Hammer Glamour - Caroline Munro
Captain Kronos​ # 1 Cover B: Hammer Glamour – Caroline Munro

​(Part 1 of 4)
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Mandrake
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: 27th September 2017

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

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

Captain Kronos #1​ Cover C: Tom Mandrake
Captain Kronos #1​ Cover C: Tom Mandrake

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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