Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guest Review - Joe Frankenstein #1

   Hey, it's Guest Review week! My pal Glen Davis has provided a week's worth of reviews (giving your ol' pal Chuck a much-needed break) - thanks, Glen!

   First up, here's his review of a comic I'm looking forward to reading: Joe Frankenstein!

   Everybody is a fan of the Frankenstein Monster on some level, and the team of Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan decide to give their version of the monster, along with some other old-time movie monsters. 

   I'm glad they did!

   Joe Pratt is a foster child... well, teenager, delivering pizzas, when he makes a delivery to a group of lady vampires. When the vampiresses start making fangs, the Frankenstein Monster crashes in and puts the kibosh on them. Joe Pratt finds out that he is linked to the Monster.

   Not that it does him any good in his real life, where he is fired from his job, kicked out by his girlfriend, and humiliated in school. An organization of monsters sends out a hunter to find the Monster, and the boy as well.

   A great first issue. This is a different take on the Frankenstein Monster - the most unusual that I've seen in a long time. Nolan's art is excellent. There's a promise of appearances by most, if not all, of the Universal Monsters sooner or later. 

   There are a number of questions that need to be answered, and I can't wait for the next issue!

Grade: A


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