Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Madame Frankenstein #1
In a moody, yet crisp black and white comic, set in the early 1930s, we can read the story of a man, trying hard to make rights from wrongs. A man who works hard to outdo himself as well as reward himself with recognition and love in equal parts.
As we meet Vincent Krall, we meet Henry as well, being the one Vince grew up with. No blood though as Henry’s father tried to raise Vince, but since Henry set out to bully down Vince at every chance he got, there is no love lost between them, although it is not for Vince’s lack of trying. Also meet Court, Henry’s girlfriend. Court is not impressed by Henry’s posture and in speaking out wins unwillingly the heart of Vince and when Court gets into a horrifying accident, it will be Vince who tries to rescue her… from death!
This is a tale that would compliment Shelley’s original but somehow writer Jamie S. Rich adds fairies into the mix as well as the odd relationship between Henry and Vincent. It makes for a compelling threesome and the extra juice is not only coming from the electrifying rods, that is for sure! Intriguing, the reader will weep at the mere 22 pages here!
The fact that the comic is in B&W (courtesy of artist Megan Levens) makes this even more magical, as I stated in another review that it might induce some extra effort from your brain to translate it in your mind into something more colorized, just a step above reading a regular non-visual book and I stick with that!
The first issue of MADAME FRANKENSTEIN arrives in stores on 5/7 and will be available for $2.99.
Cover A by Joelle Jones and Nick Filardi can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code MAR140478.
Cover B by Christopher Mitten can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code MAR140479.