Account   |   Cart

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 3 Slipcased

More Views

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 3 Slipcased

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $79.99

Sale Price $19.99

Closeout Price! Limited, 300! Collects #1-5, 1945-46. Recommended. By Dick Briefer. Writer/artist Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein for Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America’s first ongoing horror series. Indeed, it was Briefer’s work that probably caused the creature to be actually identified as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Mary Shelley’s novel. Splitting the stories between two schools—humor and horror—Briefer’s tales are absorbing and unsettling in equal parts. Some of the humorous material has already been reprinted, though not necessarily in order nor in total. Until now!

For full description, see below.

OR
Full Description

Details

Writer/artist Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein for Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America’s first ongoing horror series. Indeed, it was Briefer’s work that probably caused the creature to be actually identified as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Mary Shelley’s novel. Splitting the stories between two schools—humor and horror—Briefer’s tales are absorbing and unsettling in equal parts. Some of the humorous material has already been reprinted, though not necessarily in order nor in total. Until now!

Also another fine installment of horror expert Don Glut as he puts Briefer's creation into perspective with other horror in comics and films. It's profusely illustrated, wtih cool lobby cards, The Munsters, House of Dracula, Classic Comics, The Island of Doctor Moreau et al. Plus a heap of great and bizarre stories. Frankenstein finds a time machine, gets a wife, deals with a town full of monsters, gets a family and breaks a leg, and lots more.

Why are they starting with Volume 3? It turns out that some of the early issues of Dick Briefer's wonderful creation are harder to find than a perfectly square piece of sand on your local beach. And then some. In addition to their resident Skip Tracer, Roy "Bring 'em back alive" Thomas, they've had lots of  helpers looking for issues of Prize Comics containing the start of the Briefer run but, so far, with only limited success. So they figured, instead of holding up the proceedings, they'd start out with volume 3 which contains issues 1 through 5 of the actual Frankenstein series. The earlier yarns for volumes 1 and 2 will come along as soon they get their greasy mitts on 'em.

If you know of the whereabouts of any copies of Prize containing Frankie then drop them a line at info@psartbooks.com. If the info leads to a success then, hey . . . you'll get a mention in dispatches and a copy of the finished book.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Code FRA03D
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9781848636323
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
Reviews