As the world of DC Comics continues to evolve and change with the massive summer event, Flashpoint, we're slowly getting more and more glimpses of the world of Flashpoint through the numerous tie-in mini-series. With so many to choose from, it's hard to ientify which ones will be worth your $2.99, but usually it's a safe bet to go with the creators you know and appreciate, and in the case of Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown, with Jeff Lemire writing it, it's a pretty safe bet that it will be worth picking up.
Luckily, the folks at DC Comics validated that assumption today by providing us with an exclusive preview of the first 5 pages of Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1, written by Lemire with art by Ibraim Roberson.
Following the legacy of the Frankenstein monster in both literature and the DC Universe (most recently by Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke in Seven Soldiers a few years ago), in the world of Flashpoint, Frankenstein is a badass soldier. The first issue introduces us to this incarnation of Frankenstein and the weird war tales that follow him.
Recently on the DC Comics blog, when asked about the character and how he was approaching it, Lemire explained, "This Frankenstein is a total badass. An unstoppable, unkillable machine of destruction. But inside is the romantic heart of a poet."
Given Lemire's history with the Essex County trilogy and currently with his Vertigo series Sweet Tooth, we know that Lemire is able to deliver personality and emotion, and with his recent DCU work such as Superboy, we've seen that personality be combined with action and excitement. If you check out the preview pages below, I think you'll see that Lemire is primed again with Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown.
Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1 is 32 pages and in stores on June 8, 2011 for $2.99
Check out this exclusive 5 page preview of Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1