Frankenstein Friday: The Monster's Mate!
Pity the poor Monster. As Don Rickles used to say, "So lonely. I gotta find a broad."
In this pathos-heavy story, a mute and mutilated 7' circus woman wanders into the Monster's life, and he suddenly finds friendship and some sort of monsterly fulfillment in her companionship. Too bad the stupid and superstitious villagers--as all European villagers apparently are, according to old movies and comic books--don't see anything good about the Frankenstein Monster and 7' woman palling around together. They go after them with the usual tools of European villagers: rakes, clubs, torches…even some guns.
The story comes from The Monster Of Frankenstein #23, February-March, 1953.
Since last week's posting I've been informed of a trade paperback book called The Monster Of Frankenstein, which reprints all of the Briefer stories from The Monster Of Frankenstein numbers 18 through 33. I have two more stories to post, both from the last issue, #33. I don't have the book, although I've got it on order. The book's contents are printed in black and white but if you've enjoyed these stories I've posted you might want to go to Amazon.com and check it out.
Next week: The next-to-last Frankenstein Friday: "Death O'Clock!"
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