Review by: akamuu
Story by Steve Niles
Art by Bernie Wrightson
Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

I am a long-time fan of Bernie Wrightson’s art. I was excited by the concept of his illustrated version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. But that book didn’t satiate me. It’s a big, beautiful book, but I wanted it for the art, and there wasn’t enough of his art in there.

Frankenstein Alive Alive rectifies that. Whenever I review a comic I use the word art when discussing pencils or inks or colors, so I’m tempted here to use the word ART. Many of these pages are just pencils. Some are inked, and there is a minimal amount of coloring. But every nuance of this book is gorgeous. Even the narration boxes and word balloons have a deliberate unfinished look to them. It really should get six or seven stars on art.

Niles’s post-Mary Shelley Frankenstein story is also really good. I tend to prefer stories that don’t depend on knowledge of another author’s story (says the guy who grew up reading and still enjoys X-Men), but this is a really engrossing expounding on the Frankenstein Monster mythos.

Everyone should pick this up at their comic retailer and flip through it. I’d be surprised if the art doesn’t immediately hook you.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Nice review. Thanks.

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