EXCLUSIVE: J.G. Jones’ Cover for Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1

This morning DC has provided us with an exclusive first look at J.G. Jones' cover to Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1 due out in September. We're pretty damn stoked about this one. Interesting looking team there. There girl should probably be in school, though this kind of occult action might look good for college…



Written by JEFF LEMIRE


Cover by J.G. JONES


On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree – and she plans to start with the heroes of the DCU!


  1. I’m going to buy the first issue because it is Jeff Lemire, but this image makes me less interested.  I like Grant Morrison’s noble Frankenstein.  An intelligent and mature individual.  That cover makes Frankenstein seem like an angry, mohawked animal.  

    The schoolgirl isn’t working for me either.

    I’m going to trust that Mr. Lemire can work his magic and buy the first issue, but I’m not as excited as I was 5 minutes ago. 

  2. That’s an interesting cover,, promising to say the least.

    Is this going to be the standard cover? because the picture of this series that’s in the definite guide to DC reboot doen’t really look like a complete cover to me…

  3. Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @stuclach  Read Flashpoint Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown by the same author and you’ll get the character you’re looking for. 

  4. That cover is fantastic.  Jones is amazing I really wish he did more interiors than he does.

  5. @PaulMontgomery  I read the first issue and enjoyed it considerably (I think I gave it a 4), but this is a reboot.  We don’t know that the character in the Flashpoint tie-in is the one we’ll see after the reboot (I hope it is).

  6. Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    It wouldn’t make sense for the same writer to be forced to write the character differently. Situation may be different, but I think this is just a case where the cover art is made more bombastic than what’s in the rest of the book. 

  7. @PaulMontgomery  I hope you are correct.

  8. Yeah not really stoked for these other characters shown on the cover.

    But I like Lemire and his Frankenstein work seems to be amazing judging by the reviews for the Flashpoint mini so far. So I’m still for it. 

  9. Looks like fun! I really enjoyed the first issue of the mini. I’m thinking this will be Lemire’s take on the character, even after the reboot.

  10. I would be a lot more interested in this title if it were just Frankenstein and it was very focused on classic horror.  I don’t need everyone to be a super hero, secret agent, etc.  I’m also a little confused why Hit Girl is in this…  I’ll be giving all 52 a shot either way, but this cover has definitely lowered my excitement for this title.

  11. Weird…I’m usually wowed by everything that JG Jones does, but I’m not feeling this cover at all. Regardless, it’s not going to stop me from buying this series, which had an utterly perfect 1st issue.

  12. Just read the first issue of the Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown and while it had it moments I kept thinking of Hellboy and the BPRD all the way through the parellels were strikingly similar.  WWII team now in modern day as monsters hunting monsters.  Only difference is it had more of a mix with capes then Hellboy does.

    I know it’s supposed to be a rip on the Universal Monsters…and the story was okay, but it just bugged me about the similarities. 

  13. I don’t like his hair….

  14. Hrm…

  15. whatever happened to Doc. Frankenstein Mr. Skroce?
    That was tasty great…and don’t get me thinking about Shaolin Cowboy…