Frankenstein Alive, Alive Review

By Christine Caprilozzi

Frankenstein Alive, Alive Review 


Writer: Steve Niles

Artist: Bernie Wrightson 

Publisher: IDW

Release Date: April 16, 2014

Rating: 8 out of 10


Synopsis: The Monster has lived under the roof of Dr. Ingles for over a year but now what seemed like hospitality has taken a sinister turn. Why is the Doctor dismissing the other patients? And why is the monster left behind?


Our Thoughts: Frankenstein: Alive, Alive #3 continues on with the monster’s journey. Monster may not be as accurate as one would think for the Doctor’s creation.  This “monster” may have more humanity than the doctor himself, as we start to see some hidden secrets come to light.  Niles does an excellent job of giving this inhuman creature a soul.

Also making this series a stand out piece of work, is the ungodly talent of Bernie Wrightson.  His artwork in this series is dark, gothic, and is spot on with complementing Nile’s take on this iconic tale.   Add this to the other reasons why Wrightson is considered one of the greatest horror artists of all time.

If you haven’t picked up the first two sold issues, you‘re in luck. Frankenstein: Alive, Alive Reanimated Edition, featuring the first two issues are out this week as well. With the story Niles is building, along with Wrightson’s incredibly dark and classic style, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive #3, out tomorrow, is a must for any true horror comic fan. 

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Christine Caprilozzi
Senior Editor at Horror News Network
Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.
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