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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 5 Slipcased

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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 5 Slipcased

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Closeout Price! Limited, 300! Collects #11-15, 1948. Recommended. Written and drawn by Dick Briefer. Frankenstein in Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America's first ongoing horror series. Our hero meets man-eating plants, green mold that comes to life, darkly sinister babes, crooks and hoodlums, and even actor Boris Karloff in an offbeat story. These are entirely looney storytelling, and it's really pretty fun stuff from the Golden Age of Comics. Indeed, it was Briefer's work that probably caused the creature to be actually referred to as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Shelley's novel.

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Frankenstein in Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America's first ongoing horror series. Our hero meets man-eating plants, green mold that comes to life, darkly sinister babes, crooks and hoodlums, and even actor Boris Karloff in an offbeat story. These are entirely looney storytelling, and it's really pretty fun stuff from the Golden Age of Comics. Indeed, it was Briefer's work that probably caused the creature to be actually referred to as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Shelley's novel.

Splitting the stories between 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, of course!

In the lengthy introduction, expert Donald F. Glut talks about Frankenstein in other media of the period, looks at Briefer's other comics work, and includes in its entirety a three-page, hand-written letter from Briefer to Roy Thomas about bringing back his Frankenstein, written in 1974.

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Item Code FRA05D
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2014
ISBN 9781848638327
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
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