FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! #1

Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983.

Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, showing off the exquisitely detailed brush work of one of the greatest living artists in comics today.

Each issue will also include supplemental materials, including interviews, essays and a serialization of the original prose story by Shelley.

Story by Steve Niles
Art by Bernie Wrightson
Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Price: $3.99
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Comments

  1. Steve Niles doing Frankenstein. I want to see how he spins this.

    • He also did a modern telling of this “sort of” with a mini series called Wake the Dead a couple of years back that was like a modern version of Frankenstein. I liked it when I bought them but will need to revisit the mini series and see how it holds up now. His spin on the premise was pretty demented

  2. Bernie Wrightson BACK on Frankenstein. Sold.

  3. This snuck up on me. I remember reading about it months ago, and now it’s finally here, I can’t wait.

  4. I just got this and the dark horse hardcover, and I’ve never read Frankenstein before! So damn excited.

    • dude, i read it cuple of month’s ago and I couldn’t put it down. finished it in a week. It blew me away. I have a new found respect for Shelley. You’re in for a real treat. This new series will be a must read, plus I’ll take both my copies to the Big Wow in San Jose and Bernie can autograph them both!

    • Thanks Sky, I seriously can’t wait. I just looked up the Big Wow and that is badass.

    • Frick diddley dick, yipper schnoodle, Wow!

  5. What a gorgeous book! I wasn’t expecting the high-quality cover, they really went all-out for this. As expected, Wrightson knocks it out of the park, every page is a wonder. I don’t have any idea where Niles intends to take the story, but I’m happy to be along for the ride, and the back matter was cool too.

  6. HOLY FUCK Wrighson is a beast. The quality of the production and the content on this made me feel like I was ripping IDW off for 3.99

  7. Loved the story by Niles, but for me, it’s about Bernie Wrightson’s art. It is immaculate. The world feels to be in the right place when you have a living legend still producing such incredible work.

  8. The Story was very rote (you can tell from the interview in the back that it’s really meant to be an homage to ..meets the wolfman and house of frankenstein), but yes, the art is jaw dropping, that volcano shot knocked me on my ass:)

  9. Up to now, I’d seen Bernie Wrightson’s art and always respected it, but this…OMG!!! SO GOOD SO GOOD SO GOOD. Took a chance on this book and am so glad I did. Everything was perfect, including the back pages. 5 Stars.

  10. I love Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! The atmosphere and writing style are reminiscent of her original. I’m excited to see where they take this!

  11. FIVE STARS — I”d pay three times the cover price for this kind of quality. This is the medium at it’s best.

  12. filippod filippod (@filippodee) says:

    It’s great to see so many comments for this book. It’s a gem but this kind of book is generally sadly overlooked.

  13. This is my introduction to Wrightson and I must say he’s amazing, I wish I had number 2 now!

    Imagine if he would draw the walking dead….

    • If you want to check more of his stuff out, look for Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson. It’s an awesome hardcover that collects his work from the Eerie and Creepy books from the 70’s, I highly recommend it.

  14. I picked it up based solely on the comments in this thread. It really was a solid book. I’m looking forward to issue two.

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