Friday, October 22, 2010

Frightful Frankenstein Friday!

Today, 17 blogs will unite for a Web-wide event celebrating a new book by Eisner-award winner Craig Yoe, DICK BRIEFER’S FRANKENSTEIN and the character by that name. Prominent bloggers across the Web will be posting vintage Frankenstein comics, both from Yoe's book, which collects Briefer's top comics, and from the bloggers' personal collections(More info at the end of this post.)


















Author Craig Yoe himself has the very first Frankenstein story from the December 1940 issue of Prize Comics #7 posted at his blog HERE! and then THOIA picks up the pulverized pieces for PART TWO from the January 1941 issue of Prize Comics #8:


























For PART THREE in Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Saga, head over to And Everything Else Too! And of course there's lots more fearsome and funny Frankenstein action courtesy of these fine blogs too:

DICK BRIEFER’S FRANKENSTEIN: The first volume in Yoe Book's thrilling new series, "The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics," fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time... Frankenstein! Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. Briefer created a bizarre, twisted version of the classic Frankenstein that is legend among comic book aficionados. If you like the comic book weirdness of cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, and Boody Rogers, you're sure to thrill over Dick Briefer's creation of Frankenstein. The large format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and '50s comic books. Briefer did both a dark horror take and a more humorous-yet twisted-styling of Frankenstein, and both are powerfully showcased here. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction with rare photos of the artist, original art, letters from Dick Briefer, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer's Frankenstein-and much more!

($21.99, 144 pages, hardcover) is now available in stores and online HERE!

And don't forget to visit http://www.idwpublishing.com/ to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

8 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Wow. I've only run across these oldest of Briefer's Frankenstein versions a couple times, and I am always so surprised how viciously brutal they are. In this postmodern day and age, it's a little refreshing to see Victor's creature presented as an unstoppable and remorseless death monster. Isn't it funny that this monstrous ideal is less stereotypical now than that then-unusual idea of looking at monsters as "misunderstood beings" has become, partially thanks to Breifer's even more convincing work later on.

john said...

So imagine you're the tailor who gets called in to fit a giant Croco-Man with a shirt and a pair of pants.

Mike H said...

Craig Yoe's book is my favorite of the year so far!!

8thRay said...

That was great. The only drawback to Victor's plan though... if the crocoman was brutal and powerful enough to kill the monster, how was Victor going to stop him?

classicmovieposters said...

Great post, great comics!

As a avid movie buff and comic collector, I love everything frankenstein. These comics are very, very cool.

Thanks

CMPB

Anonymous said...

A HUMAN BODY WITH A CROCODILE HEAD-------AWESOME!!! THIS STUFF SEEMS WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME.
KILLER POSTS KARSWELLL AND THANKS FOR THE LOW DOWN ON THE FRANKENSTEIN BOOK..ADDING IT TO MY XMAS LIST FOR SURE!

Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments you guys, I hope all of these FFF posts have convinced everyone to purchase this amazing book, it's definitely worth the price!

And a big thanks again to Craig Yoe for sending me a copy of the book and asking me to participate in this great FrankenFest!

NTuazon said...

Thank God for people like Craig Yoe and Fantagraphics Books along with another book of horror comic art, "The Horror! The Horror! "(published by Abrams ComicArts).