Published on December 12th, 2015 | by Kevin Given

Given To Me: “I picked the right time to pull out my Johnson.”

kevingiven1212_01I had a lot of fun with “Files of Karl Vincent” # 1. So much fun that for a limited time you can read it free on Indyplanet. There are Easter eggs throughout this issue and I want to share them with you.

“Files of Karl Vincent” # 1 is the story of how President Lyndon B. Johnson became a vampire. As I noted in my last blog there are three movies in production right now featuring President Lyndon Johnson: A Rob Reiner bio-pic starring Woody Harrelson, An HBO miniseries “All the Way” starring Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame. And our little opus “Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis” from “Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter.” featuring David Raizor as LBJ.”

kevingiven1212_02I wrote the origin after I looked up LBJ’s obituary on line and worked in the vampire Johnny Carradine and presto! instant President Vampire.

SPOILER ALERT: You may want to download the free issue first before you read the blog. I think it would be more fun for you as this blog contains spoilers.

1) The letter that Mrs. Carradine holds while reading of Johnny’s death at the hands of the Viet-Cong is an actual letter on white house stationary and signed by President Lyndon Johnson.

kevingiven1212_032) Mike Howard was a real Secret Service Agent assigned to protect LBJ (and Kennedy before him.) Colonels McGranahan and Hieger were the real doctors that performed the autopsy on LBJ.

3) Professor Abrontius and his assistant are loosely based on Professor Abronsius and Alfred from the 1967 Roman Polanski cult film “Fearless Vampire Killers.” I reference this on page 9 in the story when the professor blames himself and his assistant for bringing vampires into the free world in 1967.

4) I named Professor Abrontius Jack MacGowran Abrontius after the actor, Jack Macgowran who played Professor Abronsius in the movie “Fearless Vampire Killers.” In the story Professor Abronsius dies on 31 January 1973, WHICH IS THE SAME DAY THAT THE ACTOR DIED. You can check that out on his IMDB data base if you don’t believe me.

kevingiven1212_04There you have it trivia buffs. If you are ever in a discussion about comic books with your friends and they have happened to read this comic, you can sound real intelligent by bringing up these little known facts! Until the next blog, keep reading those “Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter” comics and novels.

Jack MacGowran

David Raizor
Luis Antonio

Kevin Given

Your Visual Pleasure: 1) “Fearless Vampire Killers” movie poster 2) Roman Polanski and Jack MacGowran as Alfred and Professor Abronsius in the film 3) page 9 from “Files of Karl Vincent” # 1 and 4) a still from the film “Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter” with David Raizor (Lyndon Johnson) Luis Antonio Howard (Sebastian Vasilis) and Kevin Given (myself as “Karl Vincent”)


About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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