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‘Frankenstein Undone  #1’ (review)

Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
Art by Ben Stenbeck
Published by Dark Horse Comics

 

From the pages of Hellboy comes this comic book about Frankenstein!

This book is a prequel to the Frankenstein Underground series. It is meant to be a bridge to that series. It does have some decent moments of it’s own however.

The book opens opens at the Arctic Sea. Frankenstein is on a boat. He asks a few existential questions. His creator is now dead in the Arctic.

Frankenstein then leaves the boat and takes off in a personal quest to find some meaning.

He comes across some polar bears and helps them out.

He then sits and watches them go about their day. He also wonders if this is how he is meant to suffer. It is a melancholy and sad story and it is about a creature who is trying to see if it can have something for itself.
He eventually gets wounded. A random man finds him and pieces him back together. Frankenstein is moved by this act of kindness.  The two of them then discuss Frankenstein’s past.

By the end of the issue, Frankenstein has found a little bit of purpose. It also has a nice last page that is open ended. The story is a bit slight as a whole and doesn’t have as much depth as one would like.  The art by Stenbeck is very good though. Overall, this is a decent enough entry into the Hellboy universe.

RATING: B

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