Frankenstein Alive, Alive #1 | Writer: Steve Niles | Art: Bernie Wrightson | Letters: Robbie Robbins | Publisher: IDW | Price: $3.99
The story takes places years after he “died” on a funeral pyre and he is at peace while working as a circus freak.
Steve Niles adds another notch on his horror belt as he weaves a tale that recalls Frankenstein striving to embrace his humanity.
It’s a struggle that traces the line between truth and treachery because there may not be humanity to begin with. Life and death can make strange bedfellows especially when consistent torment from your creator can make you crave one over the other.
He has found balance right now but is there something that will take it all away?
Bernie Wrightson’s art truly brought Frankenstein’s lowest points to life as he journeyed great distances in search of a grim finality.
What really makes this stand out is that is not a story about a brooding monster, but a monster of a man in search of something bigger than himself.