Today, 17 blogs will unite for a Web-wide event celebrating a new book by Eisner-award winner Craig Yoe, DICK BRIEFER’S FRANKENSTEIN and the character by that name. Prominent bloggers across the Web will be posting vintage Frankenstein comics, both from Yoe's book, which collects Briefer's top comics, and from the bloggers' personal collections. (More info at the end of this post.)
Read the Frankenstein PART ONE Origin at The ITCH Blog, and then PART TWO at The Horrors of it All-- then it's time for PART THREE in Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Saga from Craig's new book right here at AEET! (Originally presented in the February 1941 issue of Prize Comics #9)
And of course there's lots more fearsome and funny Frankenstein action courtesy of these fine blogs too:
Blog of Frankenstein
Frankensteinia: The Frankenstein Blog
Magic Carpet Burn
Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Random Acts of Geekery
Stephen Bissette’s Myrant
The Big Blog of Kids Comics
The Comic Book Bin
The Fabuleous Fifties
The ITCH Blog
DICK BRIEFER’S FRANKENSTEIN: The first volume in Yoe Book's thrilling new series, "The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics," fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time... Frankenstein! Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. Briefer created a bizarre, twisted version of the classic Frankenstein that is legend among comic book aficionados. If you like the comic book weirdness of cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, and Boody Rogers, you're sure to thrill over Dick Briefer's creation of Frankenstein. The large format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and '50s comic books. Briefer did both a dark horror take and a more humorous-yet twisted-styling of Frankenstein, and both are powerfully showcased here. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction with rare photos of the artist, original art, letters from Dick Briefer, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer's Frankenstein-and much more!
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Wow, this is part three? It's amazing how this is already starting to feel like a "real" Briefer Frankenstein story so early on. You can just sense Briefer trying to free himself of each episode's standard revenge conceit--and really, even that unnecessary character Victor himself. Thanks for the posting these, Karswell.
My pleasure Mr C!
And a big thanks again to Craig Yoe for sending me a copy of the book and asking me to participate in this great FrankenFest!
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