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

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 20th 2004 by Marvel Comics
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William Redd
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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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.
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
David R. George
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.
I find the Friedrich & Ploog part really enjoyable. This is the rare occasion that I like Ploog better than Buscema.
May 25, 2015 Timo rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Very good b/w-art, but sooooo muuuuuch talking and explaining things.
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