Friday, March 30, 2018
Number 2161: Frankenstein Friday: Frankenstein is a Prize
It is written and drawn by Frankenstein’s comic book creator, Dick Briefer, in the first of the three versions he published (monstrous, comedy, and Karloff-style) until 1954. His usual nemesis in these early tales, Bulldog Denny, has some other important government business to attend to, so he turns over tracking down and subduing the Frankenstein monster to other of Prize Comics’ featured players. Had I been Bulldog, I would have passed over the comedy duo of the General and the Corporal, but apparently he wanted to give equal time to all, even the buffoons among the group.
At the end it looks like Frankenstein is indeed done for. But, he is a monster, and you cannot keep a good monster down for long. So says everyone who ever made money by making a sequel of a famous (or infamous) monster movie.