Synopsis: 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.
Review: Dan Abnett concludes his Captain Kronos story with true wit and zeal.
The story picks up from where the last issue left off with Kronos, Grost, and Carla going after Slake and his army of undead, but it would seem all is not as it appears.
Tom Mandrake’s handling of the battle scenes in this book has been awesome. I particularly enjoyed the panels in which Kronos, Carla, and Grost are all taunting Slake in order to lure him out of hiding and the battle that ensues leads to an incredible twist in the story that you won’t see coming.
Abnett handles the back and forth banter between the three Vampire Hunters brilliantly. I love the moment when Carla first sets eyes on Slake and simply says, “Oh Shit!”, which pretty much would mirror what most people would say if they were confronted by such a sight.
The story wraps up really well and you can’t help but wonder what other adventures lay in wait for this trio of old-school hunters. Buffy fans should really get a hold of this book to see how it used to be done when it comes to vampire hunting.
Overall. A brilliant issue that wraps things up. Hopefully, there will be future adventures for Kronos and the gang because this four issue run has been incredibly enjoyable and has made me want to re-watch the movie.
One aspect that I haven’t mentioned in prior reviews is the fact that there is a feature at the close of each issue in which Hammer Films Historian Marcus Hearn the film and how its reputation has grown since its 1974 release. Hopefully, these features will be replicated in the Graphic Novel when it is released in April.