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

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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