Conde Bartok (Count Bartok)

Real Name: Conde Bartok

Identity/Class: Vampire

Occupation: Vampiric count

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Kalimán

Known Relatives: Lady Yesca (sister), Baron Bartok (father)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: England

First Appearance: Kalimán: “el valle de los vampiros”

Powers/Abilities: Standard vampire powers

History: Conde Bartok is an ancient vampire whom Kalimán first encountered in London. Although Bartok showed a preference for drinking the blood of beautiful women, he had been involved in the death of Kalimán's friend Sir Frederic. The hero tracked the vampire to the town of Rindley, where he appeared to end the creature's threat. But a few years later Bartok was revived through black magic and witchcraft, and once again battled Kalimán. Since then the hero has also managed to destroy Bartok's sister Lady Yesca, and his father Baron Bartok. 

Comments: There is an in-depth website devoted to Kaliman (in Spanish) at

As well as battling Kaliman, Conde Bartok also served as the host in his own title, presenting one-off horror stories, akin to Cain and Abel in D.C. or the Cryptkeeper in Tales from the Crypt. Thanks to Dr. Pedro Bedoya for this snippet.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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