Saturday, December 18, 2010
Dell's Other Frankenstein!
In this post I showcased the 1964 attempt by Dell Comics to represent the classic Frankenstein story. Two years later when the second issue of this series finally dropped, their interests were far from the original source material. Writer Don Segall and artist supreme Tony Tallarico gave Dell a superhero.
At this same moment in time Dell was trying to make superheroes out of Dracula...
and Werewolf. Dracula is weird and fun, and Werewolf tries to be a thriller, but it's Frankenstein that to my mind makes the lasting impression. Here's the wacked-out story from issue number two, the debut of Dell's green-faced "superhero" Frankenstein.
There were two more issues of Dell's Frankenstein before this random revision of Mary Shelley's creation was once again allowed to rest in peace.