Mignola Brings Out Frankenstein
In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground
, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore
). The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe.
The miniseries will be the second appearance of the Frankenstein monster within the mythology and continuity of Hellboy
, and the other Mignolaverse titles; the character first appeared in the graphic novel House of the Living Dead
by Mignola and Richard Corben. “It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. To date the fictional figure has been in a multitude of movies, novels, shows, and other comics.
“I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new." The series kicks off next year and is a big boon for Mignolaverse fans. Thoughts and comments should go below.