- Full Description
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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