Frankenstein Underground #1 Review

By: Christine Caprilozzi

 

Frankenstein Underground #1 Review

 

Writer: Mike Mignola

Artist: Ben Stenbeck

Colors: Dave Stewart 

Publisher: Dark Horse

Release Date: March 18, 2015

Rating: 9 out of 10

 

 

Synopsis: Hellboy’s creator takes on history’s greatest monster! The Frankenstein creature is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he will discover other strange creatures and dark secrets to the universe.

 

Our Thoughts: While this isn’t the first time Frankenstein has appeared in Mignolaverse, this is the first in his own series. As a fan, I really was eager to see Mike Mignola’s take the classic character.  For most who love horror, it would seem to be a daunting task.  Frankenstein Underground #1 provides the backdrop for the series in a way which is engaging, suspenseful and tells a really deep story.  One aspect about the series that stands out is the humanity of Frankenstein himself. Just as with Hellboy, this “beast” has much more substance than meets the eye.  He is also hunted for his appearance.

 

Stenbeck does a great job with the artwork with extensive detail.  Horror Comic Award winning colorist Dave Stewart is on point as always. Using just the right tones, at the just the right times has made him the perfect complement with all the Mignola series he works on.

 

Although horror comic fans won’t see a lot of blood and gore with Frankenstein Underground #1, there is enough action along with plenty of intrigue to keep the reader completely engrossed.  Mignola delivers in this first issue of Frankenstein Underground by not only doing the iconic character justice, but also leaving the comic fan frothing at the mouth for more.

 

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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 ComicMonsters.com. 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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