Frankenstein and The Creature Commandos crash-land on the invading alien planetoid and all-out mayhem ensues, but nothing can prepare them for the coming of The Titans of Monster Planet!

And just when they thought things couldn’t get worse, Father Time receives a troubling message from his past.

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by J.G. JONES

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.1%


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Avg Rating: 4.0
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  1. This has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the relaunch for me. With the other books I pulled I had a pretty good idea I’d like them and I was on the fence as to whether or not I should buy this, but it’s been pretty fun so far.

  2. Agreed. I hope this book is around long enough to get into all the crazy ideas Lemire is hinting at in the first two issues. This book is packed with crazy ideas and the idea of the creature commandos really appeals to me.

    • So far, for me, this book has been lacking the crazy “Frankenstein killing Hitler” moments that made the Flashpoint mini so fun. I trust Lemire though, and maybe this is just a slow start to set things up.

      Totally agree with you though, the Creature Commandos are awesome…

    • I see what you mean, the flashpoint book did have an anything goes quality. Probably the burden of sustaining an on going

  3. Bring on the Franky goodness!

  4. I do really like this, I cant get over the feeling its a bit to similar to B.R.P.D, but there are just enough differences I cant let that go (for now). Aside from that this is everything I love about comics, what other form of entertainment could have Frakenstein and a bunch of other classic horror monsters fighting aliens on the moon and have it be absolutley awesome.

  5. I love the second week of the month, this is when the fun comics come out.
    Case in point.

  6. Dropped.

  7. this better not turn into xombi, so creative and awesome that people just can’t handle it. I’m gonna need a minimum of 24 issues(too much to ask?) to soak all this up.

  8. lovelovelove this book.

  9. I am one of the people lured back into comics from the new 52 and honestly I went into it with the mindset that I was still a Marvel fan…I rolled my eyes when I saw this title…through this couple month process I have gotten more titles than I ever anticipated and Frankenstein was in the last batch of experiments mainly because I loved Jeff Lemire’s writing on Animal Man…so with that long exposition out of the way…I love this book!!!!!

  10. I’d probably continue reading this book, if the art were better. I’ve still got Mahnke’s version in my head.

  11. I’m dropping this, it just never grabbed my attention the way I would have liked.

    • I am out as well; sorry just was not what I had expected and most of the supporting characters are really hurting Franky!

      Just sayin’,


  12. Can’t wait to read this with the crazy cliffhanger at the end of #2!

  13. Yes! This is the issue where it finally clicked.

    I really like Lemire’s writing on his own characters, but when I started with Superboy I thought “this isn’t Lemire”, then around issue 4 he clicked into place and made the book his own, that has just happened again with Frankenstien: Agent of Shade. I was sticking with it because I like Sweet Tooth, Superboy and Animal Man, but with this issue Lemire has ensure Franks spot on my pull list.

    I am so tempted to make this POTW for the fun factor alone, but Ultimate Spider-man was so good, and I’ve not even read Batwoman yet. I love when I get a good week.

    • Couldnt agree more, same as you i felt it finally caught its stride with this one and the funny banter between characters was great

  14. This is such a fun read just like O.M.A.C-It cracks me up everytime Mrs. Frankenstein say something that irritates Frankenstein he goes -hmmf -I see alot people not liking the art but I’ve been such a big fan of Alberto Ponticelli ever since his amazing run with Joshua Dysart on the greatest vertgo title ever IMO , “Unkown Soldier”. I love the way he draws faces and action scene.

  15. great issue, and a nice stepup from the ever so slightly disappointing #2. Velcoro & Griffith are great togeter.

  16. The facial expressions are priceless. I love everything about this book.

  17. Another team book I’m loving. I can see why this is crossing over with OMAC. It has that same “fun” vibe more so than any other New 52 book I’m reading.

    Frankenstein is such a brilliant tactician. “Giant spider monster. What do we do, boss?” “Well, I’m just going to go cut its heart out from the inside. Duh.”

  18. . . . hrrm . . .

    Loved this issue. This book is a thrill ride.

    How many times have we seen the hero-guts-the-monster-from-the-inside routine? And yet somehow this was still fun as hell.

    And how bout that Khalis?

  19. POTW for me. Was just too much fun.

    And I agree with folks on the facial expressions in this. The panel of the team gawking at the Spider Titan was by far my favourite panel of the whole week. I love the odd couple relationship growing between Velcoro and Grffith.

    Most of all, I love Frankie. How does he prove he’s a fearless leader? Charging headfirst at a giant spider while shouting poetically. Why the hell not?

  20. Gave it a 3; it is starting to grow on me a little. Still do not care for the Father Time character at all.

    Just sayin’,


  21. This is not a book that I ever thought I’d like, but for some strange reason I do . Ponticelli’s art is really growing on me.

  22. I almost dropped this book. Picked it up, put it down, picked it up, bought it. And I’m glad I didn’t. This book is a blast. The art could be better, but the book is great otherwise.

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