Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter #1 Written by Dan Abnett
Art by Tom Mandrake
Colors by Sian Mandrake
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Mike Perkins and Andy Troy, Tom Mandrake and Sian Mandrake Titan Comics
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
These days it is zombie this and zombie that. But once upon a time, vampires were a far bigger deal and horror fans would pack movie theaters and buy the books like crazy. And I do not mean those sparkly little pansy vampires, either. They should never have existed! Anyway, in Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter #1 we get a glimpse of those fiends of yesteryear.
The Mummy: Volume 1: Palimpsest TPB
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Ronilson Freire
Colors by Ming Sen & Dijjo Lima
Letters by Simon Bowland Titan Comics
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Cover Price: $19.99
Cycles. Everything in existence seems to be cyclical. Take this comic for instance. The Mummy: Volume 1: Palimpsest is a rebirth of the mummy movie franchise that Hammer Films brought to the silver screen in 1959. These were, to some extent, a rebirth themselves from the old black and white films decades earlier. But what Hammer Films did was modernize the characters and connect to a whole new generation of fans.
So, in the spirit of it all, Titan Comics has partnered with Hammer to create this all new adventure. Originally a five issue mini-series, this trade paperback combines all of Ronilson Freire‘s sequential art with a whole lot more in the way of galleries, history, and commentary. With each resurrection of our iconic main character, we see some subtle (and not so subtle) differences that reflect the times in which we live. This concept is explored by Peter Milligan in the comic script in such a way as to make as obvious point of different life is today than what it once was.
With the recent release of their latest picture, The Woman In Black, Hammer Films is on one hell of a roll.
THR is reporting that the company has nabbed up the rights to the thriller Gaslight, penned by writer Ian Fried. The project, which was recently put on last year’s Black List, is compared to films like From Hell, and follows Jack The Ripper, who is “secretly imprisoned in a London insane asylum, is called upon to help Scotland Yard solve a series of murders.”
Oh, how wonderful it is to see that Hammer Films logo on a trailer every now and then.
Thanks to the newly released trailer for the upcoming Daniel Radcliffe film, The Woman In Black we get to see what the company has to offer with regards to their next project.
Telling the story of a man who attempts to sell the house of a client who recently passed away, the film is a much discussed horror picture with a top tier cast and a beloved book to call its source material. The original book was also turned into a play and a TV movie, so it is definitely a bit of source material that has had its day in the sunshine.
Sad news across the world for geeks today, as word has reached us that the wonderful actor, Michael Gough, has passed away. He was 94 years old. To most people, Michael Gough was well known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the 1990’s Batman movie series, beginning with Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and right through Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin in 1997.
However, this wasn’t Michael Gough’s first involvement in a franchise loved by geeks internationally. A very young Gough appeared as The Celestial Toymaker in Doctor Who back in 1965. The episode, The Celestial Toymaker, saw Gough act with the First Doctor William Hartnell. He would later appear with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, playing a different role, in the episode Arc of Infinity.