Vampires: A Hunter's Guide.pdf
From legends of Vlad the Impaler to Twilight and HBO's True Blood, vampire stories permeate society. Learn the truth behind the fiction in this tell-all of the hunters who protect humanity from the vampiric threat!
For centuries, vampires have wandered the shadows: watching, stalking, preying. But thanks to a group of dedicated and powerful hunters, the vampire threat has remained largely suppressed, evidence of their existence confined to the whispers of myth and folklore. But covens across the world have grown weary. The undead are preparing to rise up and claim their rightful place in society.
Vampires: A Hunter's Guide contains all the information necessary to recognize and combat this growing threat. After an exploration into the origins of these undead creatures, it takes a look at the dozens of species that exist around the world today, placing particular emphasis on the role of the vampire hunter in quashing the rise of the undead throughout the centuries. Focusing on the hunters' weapons, tactics and skills, this book provides information on identifying and eliminating vampires by analyzing the best practices from hunters from around the world, accompanied by full-color illustrations of predator and prey. This is the ultimate resource in the fight to save humanity from the undead.
Steve White has worked for Marvel UK on such comics as The Real Ghostbusters,Thundercats,Transformers and The Punisher. He has also written Rogue Trooper for 2000 AD. He currently works for Titan Publishing, working firstly as a graphic novels editor on such series as Modesty Blaise and Dan Dare, as well as the first collection of legendary British comic strip, Charley's War and more recently as editor of the official RAF magazine and the Wallace & Gromit comic. He lives in London. The author lives in London, UK.
Introduction /Origins /European: Strigoi, Strigoi VII, Kukuthi, Incubus/Succubus, Mulo, Wampir, Hunter /Africa: Asanbosam, Vandella, Obayifo, Hunter /Asia: Ch'ing Shih, Rakshasa, Hunter /South America: Chupacabra, Vampire Bat, Hunter /North America: Loogaro, Hollywood Vampire, Hunter /The Ultimate Vampire Hunter /Further Reading