- Full Description
While earlier issues were pure humor, with these issues Frankenstein takes a dark, sinister turn into pure horror. Each issue also includes two back-up stories, horror tales typical of the horror comics genre before the code came along. There's work by artists Mort Meskin, Marvin Stein (several), and lots of unknowns. Poor Frankenstein, when he's not killing well-deserving bad guys, he also encounters mummy creatures, a wolfman, is frozen alive, is taken aboard a whaling ship, inadvertently makes friends with a grave-robbing ghoul, and finds an equally horrible mate, who of course he loses to a gun-toting mob.
Bonus material: Roy Thomas unearthed 58 daily comic strips that Dick Briefer put together in the 1970s, adapting what many consider to be two favorite stories from Frankenstein #4, 1946, an offbeat werewolf yarn and a birthday party for Franky, rewriting them into a proposed newspaper strip.
Also, monster expert Don Glut provides a wonderfully illustrated introduction that looks at Frankenstein in the comics, from pre-code horror stories in Atlas, Ace and EC, to Classics Illustrated's wonderful adaption with the original art for the incredible cover by pulp artist Norman Saunders. Plus a look at the films, too. Although I find the early humor stories interesting, I have to admit it's these dark, tragic later stories that are my favorites. -Bud
- Additional Information
Item Code FRA07H Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781848638419 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 200pg Color Full Color