Monday, October 15, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "Ghoul!"

Now we're getting somewhere!
Before this issue, the covers were generic (as you can see HERE!), now they tie directly to the story!
And Dick Briefer's art has loosened up considerably, becoming much more dynamic...and creepy!
From this point onward is considered the best of the Briefer Frankensteins.
Sit back and enjoy the daily dose of horror!
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(which reprints in b/w the stories we're re-presenting in color, but has a number of kool text pieces including one by Briefer's granddaughter!)

Friday, October 12, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "Friendly Enemy"

Kids see the world differently than adults...
...looking beyond the superficial and not making the snap judgements adults often make...and get wrong!
You may have noticed we've had several stories in a row where humans were the real monsters!
That's about to end.
Starting this Monday, we're back to ghouls, mad scientists, and other assorted weird menaces for the rest of the run!
Note: In the previous story, the Monster got from America to Europe without explanation.
Now he's back in America?
Did I miss something?
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(Covers all three versions of Frankenstein by Briefer, but is not a complete collection)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "Monster's Mate"

No, she's not a "Bride of Frankenstein"...
...in that she was constructed, like the Monster.
Instead, she was deconstructed in an accident!
Oddly, this story from Prize's Monster of Frankenstein V4#1 aka #23 (1953) is clearly specified as taking place in Europe!
Yet the Monster was shown traveling across the Atlantic (HERE), and has had numerous exploits in clearly-identified Mexican and US settings (HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE)!
It's not an earlier story that was held, for whatever reason, until this issue, as the art and story clearly reflect the looser new direction followed since "Tomb of the Living Dead" (#V3#4 aka #20)!
So, how did he get back to Europe?
Keep reading...
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(which reprints issues  #22-27)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "Mark of the WereWolf"

Well, so far we've seen mummies, zombies, and dinosaurs!
Seems like a werewolf (not a wolfman, mind you) wouldn't be out of place as the Monster continues through Mexico or the American SouthWest!
Was Juan really a werewolf?
We'll never know the answer...
A better question is who are those three guys, and why are they in pursuit of the Monster?
Are Jeff Larkin and his buddies out to collect a reward?
Did the Monster kill a friend/relative?
Will they reappear?
Only time will tell...
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(Covers all three versions of Frankenstein by Briefer, but is not a complete collection)