Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Caroline Munro Archive: Titan's Captain Kronos Comic Covers

by John Scoleri

I'm back again with more from my Caroline Munro collection, a continuing series here on bare•bones.

Last year, Titan Comics released a series licensed from Hammer Studios based on the 1974 film, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter. Wisely, one set of variant covers was christened Hammer Glamour, and featured photos of Caroline, who starred in the film as Carla.

Surprisingly, only one of the four covers actually utilized a photo from Captain Kronos; the other three used publicity images (two black and white, one color) shot for Dracula A.D. '72.

Caroline in her costume as Laura Bellows from Dracula A.D. '72

Caroline (appropriately) as Carla in Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

Another great shot of Caroline in her costume as Laura Bellows from Dracula A.D. '72(Don't think dropping a photo of Horst Janson in the background will fool us!)

A publicity shot of Caroline from Dracula A.D. '72(Even Horst appears to be thinking, "Why am I here?")
I haven't read the series myself, which is described as picking up where the film left off. If you missed out on the individual issues, or your local comic shop didn't carry it, there is a trade paperback is due out in April, and it will likely include the variant covers. You can pre-order a copy here.

Watch for more Caroline Munro rarities here on bare•bones, and be sure to check out the prior entries in this series!

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