Frankenstein (or Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus for you die-hard purists out there) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is, of course, a classic mid nineteenth century gothic novel of man’s hubris.
Without debate, it has stood the test of time. We all know Frankenstein and the Frankenstein monster.
A comic book adaptation of that novel was undertaken by the legendary Gothic-horror artist, Bernie Wrightson (who was also responsible for co-creating everyone’s favourite muck monster, Swamp Thing for DC Comics in the early 1970’s). It took nearly a decade for Wrightson to produce his exquisitely detailed drawings for that adaptation, which looked like metal etchings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A perfect visual appeal for the corresponding text!
His Frankenstein was published by Marvel Comics to great acclaim in 1983 and remains a highly sought collector’s item.
In 2012, writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and…
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