Summary: This graphic novel retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel uses illustrations as well as the original text to bring Frankenstein to life...sorry, no pun intended.
Verdict: Great for the library or middle school English classroom.
Yay!: The illustrations are always excellent and occasionally beautiful, with plenty of gore for those interested in such things. The monster is both pitiable and truly creepy. Keeping the original text rather than offering a dumbed-down adaptation gives the book weight and credence.
Nay!: Occasionally the text feels excessive for a graphic novel. Younger and reluctant readers especially may have trouble slogging through Shelley's writing style. Also, while the interior art is a treat, the bleak, low-contrast cover is a snooze.