Friday, March 30, 2018

Number 2161: Frankenstein Friday: Frankenstein is a Prize

This is an opportunity to update my old Frankenstein Friday feature, from the earliest days of this blog. So I am taking it with this oddball story from Prize Comics #24 (1942).

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.


David Lee Ingersoll said...

Of course, Frankenstein is invincible!

Oh, was that a rhetorical question?

William Byron said...

I've always wondered why this team-up of Prize's super-heroes hasn't been more discussed as a bigger deal.