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Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

“Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown” has been a pleasant surprise. While it hasn’t been my favorite Flashpoint mini-series, it’s managed to keep me interested in a pretty strange group of characters. In the final issue we get a lot of questions answered and an ending that feels more connected to the upcoming DC relaunch that the Flashpoint event.

 Throughout this series, writer Jeff Lemire’s story has surprised me with the way it’s developed and expressed some cool relationships, regardless of their character’s creaturely eccentricities. While we don’t get as much of that in this issue, Lemire does incorporate some entertaining flashbacks which gives the story an adequate feel of cohesion. Perhaps my biggest question involved the government hired killer. She was a big part of the last issue but here she is back burnered. This was obviously done due to time and space restrictions but it did feel like a significant ommision considering her buildup.

Andy Smith takes over the art for this issue and it’s the best looking book of the series. He uses a clean, conservative art style that doesn’t take many chances but is a nice fit for the book and easy on the eyes. There’s nothing particularly great about overall look of the issue but somtimes a simple look and layout is all you need.

This was a fun and satisfying series. While it did loosely tie in to Flashpoint it felt more as an introduction for the upcoming ongoing series in the New 52. It surprised me in many ways and while it left  a few loose ends it was still entertaining. This wasn’t a great issue but it did serve as a good finale.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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