Friday, October 14, 2011
Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1 Review
Today we are going to return to Flashpoint one last time since it's Halloween. I don't think I need to explain who Frankenstein is so let's dive straight into Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1. The comic opens in 1942 during World War 2. US soldiers are looking around the north when they are attacked by Nazis. However this wake's up Frankenstein's monster and he kills the Nazis. We cut to one year later where the Monster has joined the USA's Project M. A scientist named Mazursky has created a way to turn people into monsters, and this doesn't go over to well with the monster.
We then cut to 1945, where Frankenstein's monster and the other monsters are attacking the Nazis. Frankenstein fight's but goes into the bunkers to end it.
He finds Hitler, and cuts him in half. So in this universe World War 2 is ended by the Frankenstein monster cutting Hitler in half. That's pretty awesome. Anyway we cut to another year later were Mazursky is about to change the creatures back. However he is interrupted by a man named Crane who is taking the monsters. Frankestein's monster wont go without a fight but Crane has a robot that electrocutes him unconscious.
The monster awakens breaking out of his stasis tube, and releases the other monsters. On there way out the see a giant container where the government was keeping Superman. When they get out of the bunker they find a newspaper, and it shows them that they've been down there for Sixty Five years. They decide to see if Nina's Father is still alive to change them back, and leave. The comic ends with the general saying they need to get Shrieve.
This is a pretty good comic. The art is good, and I really like the characters. Having the Monster first appear in the Snowy north makes it seam like he's been there since the end of the original novel. However if I do have one problem it's the the monster is called Frankenstein in the book. The monster has no name, the doctor who created him was named Frankenstein. But that is just a small problem. But it's not over yet, Halloween is still two weeks away and I still need to review two more issues. So see you next where I will review #2.