Sunday, September 21, 2008

How I Had (and Lost) a Pet Dinosaur

Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein Weekend continues, and today it’s some non-frightening fun for the kiddies, from the Nov-Dec 1946 issue of Frankenstein #5










And be sure to check out Frankensteinia this weekend too for more indepth info about Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein.

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Tonight, catch a rare showing of Carl “Vampyr” Dreyer’s 1919 silent film classic Leaves from Satan’s Book,” about Lucifer’s banishment from ho-hum Heaven.

Check TCM for more info and show times in your area.



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TOMORROW: It’s time to Journey into Unknown Worlds for a 5-day look at this groundbreaking Golden Age Atlas series. Sinister undertakers, vampires, robots and pure evil from beyond the stars, it all starts tomorrow so don’t miss a single day!

9 comments:

Dane said...

I feel kind of wrong saying this here, of all places, but that was the cutest thing I ever did see.

Pierre Fournier said...

Briefer was a giant. He excelled in two vastly different registers.

Terrific 2 days of posting. Thanks, Karswell!

todd said...

"I don't trust it to anyone else."

For a professor, he sure isn't too smart.

Mr. Cavin said...

The egg-shaped ballast was brilliant. I can't decide whether I love the more complex "serious" Frankenstein horror stories better, or these whimsical earlier cartoony ones. The fact that Briefer naturally progressed from one to the other, and excelled at both, is mind-boggling.

I would have liked for today's story to be about a page longer, of course. (I'd have liked it to be a hundred pages longer, in fact). I would have really liked to follow the growing real baby dinosaur around the parade. I would have liked to follow the professor's attempts to incubate the stone (and nurture the eventual stone dinosaur that surely would have hatched).

Karswell said...

Here are quick links to the other Dick Briefer Frankenstein stories I've posted in the past:

FROZEN ALIVE (Part One)
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/11/frozen-alive-part-one.html

FROZEN ALIVE (Part Two)
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/11/frozen-alive-part-two.html

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/10/beautiful-dead.html

FRANKENSTEIN & THE MUMMIES
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/11/frankenstein-and-mummies.html

And don't forget the excellent collection of classic pre-code Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein stories have been available for some time now in paperback, 246 pages, reprinted in black and white, 23 complete stories, all of which ran in Frankenstein #18-33 from '52-'54 (all of the evil/non-cartoony era stuff.)

Highly Reccomended! Order yours now by clicking HERE:

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Frankenstein-Dick-Briefer/dp/1419640178/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-1949293-9318333?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192917362&sr=1-1

And here's a non-Frankenstein pre-code horror tale by Dick Briefer, I plan to post more non-Frankenstuff for you guys next month by him too:

THE MAN WHO DIED AGAIN
http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/10/man-who-died-again.html

silvano said...

Funny or scary Briefer's one of the best takes on the classic Frankenstein Character ...
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

FUN STORY, THE ART IS PERFECT. THIS WOULD HAVE MADE A GREAT SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON DONE IN THIS STYLE.
AND THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP ABOUT LEAVES FROM SATAN'S BOOK, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND TO THE THEME THIS WEEK!! THANKS

Frederick said...

when Doc Frankenstein was making this creature he must have held the guidebook upside down when adding the nose!

Mysterio said...

I think that this version of the Monster was never killed because the villagers decided he was just too darn adorable.