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Essential Monster of Frankenstein, Vol. 1 (Essential Monster of Frankenstein #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 20th 2004 by Marvel Comics
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Will Redd
Jul 31, 2014 Will Redd rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable collection, but my main gripe is that some of the issues are not in chronological order, and easily could be.

The Monster of Frankenstein/Frankenstein Monster is an outstanding 70s Marvel horror series, starting with the origin of Frankenstein retold, then picking up 100 years later with the great, great grandson of Robert Walton in search of the Monster, leading to more misadventures of our misunderstood Monster.

While the Frankenstein Monster monthly was going on, there were
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[Name Redacted]
Aug 30, 2007 [Name Redacted] rated it it was ok
An interesting concept with interesting art, but the departures from the source material were thoroughly unnecessary. Even worse, the decision to suddenly make the monster a shambling, slow-witted mute halfway through made him little more than a plot device, with the focus almost entirely on incidental humans and ho-hum "villains".

Sadly inferior to the classic "Tomb of Dracula" comic; it's no wonder this series took so long to be collected in a trade paperback.
David R. George
Nov 30, 2010 David R. George rated it it was amazing
A better-than-average treatment of the Mary Shelley classic thanks to the writing of Gary Friedrich and company, although the collection would have been better served had it been printed in full color instead of black-and-white.
Agung
Mar 13, 2008 Agung rated it liked it
I find the Friedrich & Ploog part really enjoyable. This is the rare occasion that I like Ploog better than Buscema.
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Oct 26, 2014 Jay rated it really liked it
Im always a sucker for horror comics especially EC comics and this is no where near that but still an enjoyable read. I was impressed that it was not a campy series given it being a marvel comic
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Very good b/w-art, but sooooo muuuuuch talking and explaining things.
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