Review by: KillTheG1mp

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by J.G. JONES

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I decided to pick up this title after reading Jeff Lemire’s excellent Animal Man #1 last week (and it showed as my LCS had only 3 copies left of this when I came in a 2:30PM!)

Reading this, smiling all the way, I can say I had a blast! This isn’t a serious comic, it’s all balls to the walls pure madness and over the top fun.

Frankenstein gets to investigate a town that’s been besieged by monsters on the order of Father Time (in the body of some little girl, nonetheless!). S.H.A.D.E. provides him with a team of monsters all willing to kill, claw and bite their way through the monstrous horde of invaders. The dialogue was full of funny one-liners and absurd concepts, but hey, it works and it even felt like it was a huge parody of SHIELD from Marvel! 1 to that!

The art style of Ponticelli isn’t my cup of tea but it works for this; rough lines and a lack of details when the panel depicts scenes taking place from a distance. Though I really enjoyed the last few pages where the monster brawl took place; it was FUBAR!

I was sad when Xombi got cancelled with the relaunch but I can honestly affirm that this title might replace my crazyness-of-the-month itch! Can’t wait for issue #2!

Jeff Lemire is a name to remember and watch out for now!

Story: 5
Art: 3.5

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

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