Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Monster of Frankenstein (NEWS)

This excellent collection of classic pre-code Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein stories has been available for a little while now, (longer than my blog’s been around), but I thought I’d mention it after getting a nice email from co-author Ed Robinson last night. Paperback, 246 pages, in black and white, 23 complete stories, all of which ran in Frankenstein #18-33 from '52-'54.

Highly Reccomended! Order yours now by clicking HERE!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this really worth getting? love the breifer stuff but i'm not too crazy about black and white reprints

Karswell said...

I don't use the words "highly reccomended" often, but in this case you can spend $20 and read all of these great stories, or spend hundreds of dollars and still never even read half of them. The choice is yours.

Consider these black and white versions your chance to really study Breifer's amazing line work.

Anonymous said...

NOT TO MENTION THE GREAT WRITING TOO! BRIEFER WAS PART OF THE RARE BREED OF PRECODE GUYS LIKE KIRBY WHO COULD DO IT ALL. I BOUGHT THIS BOOK AND ALSO THINK IT'S WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

Karswell said...

If anyone needs proof of Dick Briefer's genius I have a couple stories scheduled for next week so come back and check 'em out.

Anonymous said...

From FRANKENSTEIN or his excellent short stories? doesn't matter.Briefer was truly one of comics greatest eccentrics,he'd recycle plots,use characters in the public domain when uninspired,and draw on the back of wallpaper,AND IT WOULD STILL BE GREAT.

Karswell said...

>From FRANKENSTEIN or his excellent short stories?

I'm thinking I'll do one of each.

Susan Tyler Hitchcock said...

Briefer's Frankenstein went back farther than this, and went through a comic stage -- I'm as interested in the humor as the horror, and the thought that the same writer-illustrator would see both in the monster made by man.

Briefer gets attention -- and two images reproduced, one showing the clown and one the terror -- in my new book, Frankenstein: A Cultural History, just published by W. W. Norton. Ploog's Marvel monster gets his share of attention, too.

An entire book could be written on the comic book odyssey of the Frankenstein monster -- he went around the world many times over and morphed through many different bodies and personalities.

Susan Tyler Hitchcock
www.susantylerhitchcock.com

Karswell said...

Thanks Susan. I have a couple of these early funny Frankenstein comics by Breifer and they're alot of fun too, possibly some day someone will collect all of these into one book as well. Your Frankenstein book looks fascinating, a definite MUST READ! Thanks again.

Anon E. Mouse said...

Karswell et al,
I received my copy of Monster of Frankenstein and Zombie Factory from Amazon yesterday.

I'm so glad to have discovered this blog.

I'm happy to have a collection of Briefer's Frankenstein work.
I'm more partial to B&W comic artwork, but I would be happy to have seen Briefer's work in color - Especially after seeing the colors of the story, Frankenstein and the Mummies.

One small complaint about the collection: the cover is crudely made. Looks like a photostat or a computer printer produced effort.
I'm happy to pay $20 for the material, but keep in mind it's a very independent looking effort.

Thanks again, Karswell.