- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (Oct. 20 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785116346
- ISBN-13: 978-0785116349
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 581 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,643,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Essential Monster Of Frankenstein Volume 1 TPB Paperback – Oct 20 2004
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In the same vein as Essential Tomb of Dracula marvel unleashes the never before reprinted 70's horror title Monster of Frankenstein!
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Its worth reading but once you reach that point, you'll know where it is, its all downhill from here, but i do sympathize a bit with the writers because what is there to write about really, how many other monsters can he find to fight or Frankenstein descendents to hunt down or how many friends can he have die. By the end its pretty pathetic, but the early issues are really good, worthy of a big budget movie.
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Despite all the issues within featuring Frankenstein's Monster, there are actually two separate Monsters appearing in different storylines. In the issues of Monster of Frankenstein (later titled Frankenstein's Monster), the story begins in the late 1800s, with the Monster being thawed out and his story recounted. The Monster, like in Mary Shelley's novel, is actually intelligent but has a major chip on his shoulder. After an encounter with Dracula, he loses his ability to speak and is eventually refrozen and awakens in modern times, where he tries to track down Frankenstein's last descendants. This storyline ends inconclusively.
We then get the storyline of Monsters Unleashed, featuring a Monster who is of subhuman intelligence and entangled in a plot involving brain switches, animated corpses and other twists. While still savage, this Monster is also not as angry at the world.
Even within the storylines, we get inconsistencies, especially in the first one, where the Monster somehow loses his intelligence in the later issues. In general, the parts of this volume are better than the whole: the individual issues are often fun to read, but taken in its entirety, there is a bit lacking. With that caveat, I still recommend this collection for fans of the Marvel horror comics.