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Appearing in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #1.

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Synopsis for "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #1.

January, 1898
Explorer Robert Walton IV takes his crew into the frozen glaciers of the North Pole on a special expedition. They discover the frozen body of the Frankenstein Monster, perfectly preserved in ice. Walton orders his team to bring the monster aboard, but several members of his crew argue with the wisdom of unearthing such a creature.

While the workers continue to carve the monster out of the ice, Walton retires to his ready room where he entertains a young ship hand by telling him the story of Frankenstein.

The origin of Frankenstein

In 1788, Victor Frankenstein leaves his family estate in Geneva, Switzerland to study natural science at the University of Ingolstadt. While there, he becomes obsessed with the idea of recreating life from dead tissue and begins robbing graveyards in order to acquire body parts. He stitches the various body parts together and subjects the patchwork subject to chemical treatments and electrolysis. Frankenstein succeeds in bringing his creation to life. Horrified by the creation's jaundiced features, Victor abandons his creation and returns to Geneva.
The monster becomes a subject of fear and horror in Ingolstadt and flees into the forests. He briefly befriends an old man and learns how to speak and read. With time, he decides to travel towards Geneva to find his father to learn why he had created, and later rejected him.
The monster comes upon young William Frankenstein and accidentally murders him. He frames a woman named Justine Moritz for the crime. Justine is the Frankenstein house servant and lifelong friend of Victor. She is arrested, tried and sentenced to hanging for the murder of young William Frankenstein. Victor soon discovers that his creation is responsible for the death of his little brother. He begins searching all over Switzerland for him, but it is the creature that finds him first.

January, 1898
Before Walton can finish telling his tale, he discovers that several of his crew members are conducting a mutiny. The mast of the ship becomes heavy from the frost and topples over. The ship begins rocking back and forth. A fire erupts in the cargo hold where the creature is contained and the ice around him begins to melt.

Appearing in "Bride of the Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #2.

1898

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Synopsis for "Bride of the Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #2.

January, 1898
The Frankenstein Monster revives and walks through the flames that now consume the lower hold of the ship. Sean the cabin boy runs in, but turns in terror at the face of the monster. The boy stumbles and falls over unconscious. The monster picks him up and brings him out of the burning room.

On the deck of the ship, the monster, with Sean's limp body in his arms, scales the ship's rigging as mutinous crewmen gather round. Several of the men prepare to open fire on the monster, but Captain Walton orders them to stand down. He doesn't want to risk undue injury to the cabin boy, but he also knows that the monster is more than just a savage brute.

Walton explains to his men the sad tale of the monster as it was handed down to him by his grandfather.

The origin of Frankenstein continued:

The monster corners his hated creator inside of a cave. Victor is horrified by the notion that this creature is responsible for the death of his beloved brother, William. Sitting down before a fire, the monster details all of the things that happened to him since the night Victor created him.
The Monster's tale
Days after his gruesome creation, the monster wandered the cold forests of Switzerland. He nearly starved to death until he disrupted the territory of a grizzly bear. The Monster battled with the bear, ultimately killing it by snapping its neck. He skinned the creature, forging a shawl out of the dead animal's pelt then consuming the rest.
Months passed and the monster eventually came upon a family living in a small cabin. Aware that his physical visage would terrify them, he hid inside of a woodshed attached to the cabin and observed them for weeks. Knowing that the patriarch of the family, De Lacey, was blind, the monster hoped to one day befriend him, confident that the old man would not fear him. One day, when the old man was alone, a wolf entered the cabin and attacked him. The monster came out of hiding and killed the wolf, saving De Lacey's life. He nursed the old man back to health and the two become close friends. Soon however, De Lacey's children returned home and mistakenly believed that the monster was attacking their father. They drove him away from the cabin, and the monster fled into the forest.
A hunting party became aware of his presence and tracked him through the woods. One of them fired a gunshot into the creature's shoulder, and the monster responded by hurling a large boulder at the hunters, sending them scattering. It was only a short time after this incident that the monster came to Geneva and killed William.
The monster finishes his tale, and tells Victor that the only way he can redeem himself is by creating a mate for him. Victor is repulsed at the idea, but feels that he has no choice but to comply. He spends the next several nights roaming cemeteries, digging up bodies for any vital organ he can find. The monster assists in the project by murdering a young woman and stealing her still-beating heart. Victor sews the body parts together and brings the hideous "she-thing" to life. Watching it shamble across the floor, Victor realizes that he cannot possibly allow two such creatures to exist. He flies at the monster, stabbing her repeatedly with his knife until she falls over dead. When the monster learns what Victor has done, he flies into a rage and murders Victor’s close friend Henry Clerval. The authorities learn of the matter and arrest Victor for Henry’s death.

Captain Walton concludes his story, but his crewmen still eye the monster as he holds onto Sean Farrell on top of the ship's mast. Suddenly, the ship strikes an iceberg and pitches over.

Appearing in "The Monster's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #3.

1898

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Synopsis for "The Monster's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #3.

1898
The ship sunk, the monster attacks the lifeboat, sparing only Walton, Canute, and Sean so they can row to a safe shore together. Taking refuge in the wreckage of another ship, the monster bids Walton to finish his story. The origin of Frankenstein continued:

At his trial, Frankenstein begs to be hanged even though he's innocent because he's so afraid of the monster. After months in prison, his father brings him news that evidence has been found clearing him for Clerval's murder and that he could be released. Victor's relief is tempered when the monster pays him a visit to warn him that his need for revenge is still unsatisfied and he will be present at his wedding. Nonetheless, Victor decides to marry Elizabteh, but he decides to head across the sea to a remote village for the occasion as a precaution. Victor spends his time there watching the dock, not realizing that the monster could swim across the sea and surface a mile upshore. Victor returns to find his bride murdered and snaps.
With his own father passing away shortly after, Victor spends an indefinite time in an asylum, until his own desire for revenge gives him enough drive to go back out into the world solely to hunt his monster. It nearly ends when their showdown on an icy arctic shore leaves Victor stranded on an iceberg, but the doctor is rescued by the ship of the original Captain Walton. The monster pursues him but manages to board the ship only a day after Victor passes away from exposure. The monster decides that his life no longer holds any meaning, but still runs to escape murder at the hands of the ship's crew so that he could find a way to take his own life on his own terms.

As the story session ends, the ghost ship the party is resting in suddenly collapses on top of them.

Appearing in "Death of the Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #4.

1898

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Synopsis for "Death of the Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #4.

Robert Walton's ship is trapped within an ice flow. Both his cabin boy Sean and he are gravely injured, and Canute, the Eskimo travel guide is dead. The Frankenstein Monster tries to drag Sean and Walton to safety. At this time, he decides to tell them how he came to be frozen in the ice.

Flashback to 1799

After discovering that his creator, Victor Frankenstein had perished on Walton's ship, the monster decides that he no longer wishes to live. He begins walking across the frozen plains in search of a good place to build himself a funeral pyre. As he journeys, he enters warmer climates and discovers a small tribal camp. A community of brute Neanderthal men find him and attack him. None of them however, can overcome the monster's strength and he batters them back. The tribe's chieftain recognizes the creature's great strength and orders his warriors to stand down. He is invited to stay with the Neanderthal and becomes an honorary member of their tribe. They even teach him how to hunt.
Some days later, a nomadic tribe of rival barbarians stumbles upon the community and raids the camp. The monster joins forces with his Neanderthal friends and fights back, but most of them die in the battle. The barbarians try their level best to destroy the creature, but find that they cannot. The Neanderthal chieftain is mortally injured during the raid. The monster takes the dying man and travels far away with him so that he can die in the tradition of his people. The monster erects a funeral pyre for the Chieftain and burns his body after the old man passes on.
Suddenly, a quake erupts beneath him, and the monster falls off of the icy precipice he had been standing upon. His body lands into the frigid waters below where he will eventually freeze and become trapped in the ice for the next hundred years.

After telling his tale, the creature notices that Sean the cabin boy has died in his sleep. Robert Walton is not long for this world either. With his dying breath, he begs the monster to find peace and assuage his violent temper. He tells the monster that the last descendant of Victor Frankenstein is still alive. After Walton dies, the Frankenstein monster frees his ship from the ice flow and begins sailing south.

Appearing in "The Monster Walks Among Us!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #5.

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  • Lenore (Only appearance; dies)[1]
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  • The Monster's Raft
  • Lenore's Raft

Synopsis for "The Monster Walks Among Us!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #5.

The Frankenstein Monster sails upon a small wooden raft through the countryside of Scandinavia. As he nears a hamlet, he finds a woman tied to a burning raft, left to die. The Monster rescues the woman and brings her to shore. Secreting her away from the villagers, he asks how she came to be in her present condition. The woman, Lenore, tells him that the people of the village are possessed by a black demon and only she is immune to the demon's powers.

The Monster brings Lenore to the cottage of her father, but the aging warrior attacks them in an effort to kill his only child. The Monster lashes out and grapples with the old man, ultimately killing him.

He takes Lenore and retreats into the forests, safe from the attention of the mad villagers. Before long however, he discovers that Lenore had lied to him. The villagers are attempting to destroy her because she is in fact, a werewolf. As the moon rises overhead, Lenore transforms into her werewolf form and the two begin fighting. The Monster manages to find her father's silver-tipped sword and drives it through the creature's chest, destroying her. The Frankenstein Monster leaves the village behind, lonelier than ever.

Appearing in "--In Search of the Last Frankenstein!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #6.

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Synopsis for "--In Search of the Last Frankenstein!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #6.

The Frankenstein Monster travels to Ingolstadt – the land of his creation. He is searching for any vestige of the Frankenstein family line. As he nears Castle Frankenstein, he encounters a military soldier. The presence of the monster spooks the lieutenant's horse and he is thrown to the ground. Shaken, he attacks the monster with his sword, but the creature easily evades injury and knocks him unconscious.

The monster enters the subterranean ruins of Castle Frankenstein and discovers a misshapen horde of mindless servants burying a cadaver. The castle's owner enters the chamber and notices the monster. He orders his cretins to attack and they manage to subdue him through sheer weight of numbers.

The owner of the castle plans on feeding the Frankenstein monster to a giant spider secured in a pit below him. He reveals that the spider will consume his soul, transforming him into mindless slave, like the rest of his servants.

The lieutenant revives himself and tracks the monster back to the castle. As he enters the lower dungeons, he discovers that the castle's owner is actually Colonel Blackstone – his superior officer. Horrified by the tableau before him, the lieutenant attacks Blackstone.

The Frankenstein Monster meanwhile, manages to free himself from his bonds. Doing so however, destroys the wall of the building facing the sea. Gallons of water begins pouring in, drowning Colonel Blackstone. The Monster begins wrestling with Blackstone's giant spider and eventually destroys it. He swims to the surface and comes up outside of the castle.

Appearing in "The Fury of a Fiend!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #7.

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  • Carmen (a gypsy girl) (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "The Fury of a Fiend!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #7.

The Frankenstein Monster arrives in a small Bavarian town. As he nears a lake, he finds an angry hunchback named Drako attacking a gypsy girl – Carmen. The monster leaps out and wrestles with Drako, ultimately breaking his neck. Carmen runs in fear of the monster, into the arms of her grandmother – Madame Marguerita. Marguerita invites the Monster to join the gypsy camp and he accompanies them on a tour of the Bavarian Alps. During this time, he expresses his desire to find the last Frankenstein.

After several weeks, the gypsy caravan arrives in Transylvania. Marguerita tells the Monster that she knows the location of the last Frankenstein. He presses her for more details and she reveals that Frankenstein is dead, but she will take him to his tomb.

That night, Madame Marguerita transforms into a vampire bat and attacks a constable in the nearby village. The villagers learn of the attack and decide to mob the gypsy camp. The gypsies flee into the mountains and Marguerita leads them to a cave blocked by a giant boulder. The Frankenstein Monster pushes the boulder away and rolls it towards the onrushing mob.

With the danger temporarily averted, Madame Marguerita and the Frankenstein Monster enter the cave. She shows him a sealed coffin, which she claims to be the final resting place of the last Frankenstein. The Monster removes the lid revealing a skeleton with a wooden stake sticking out of it. Marguerita rushes past him and pulls the stake free from the body. The body reforms into the shape of the Lord of Vampires – Dracula!

Appearing in "My Name is... Dracula--"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #8.

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  • Gypsies
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    • The burgomeister
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Synopsis for "My Name is... Dracula--"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #8.

Continued from last issue....

Dracula has just been revived by Marguerita, and the vampire lord is furious over his previous defeat. Hungry for blood he attacks the Frankenstein Monster. The creatures strength proves superior to that of Dracula, and despite the additional help from Marguerita, neither can destroy the monster. As the battle rages, Carmen, Marguerita's granddaughter comes to the Monster's aid for saving her life previously. However, when she attempts to get involved Marguerita attacks her. During the struggle, Marguerita is impaled through the heart with a wooden stake by the Frankenstein Monster and disintegrates into a skeleton, much to Carmen's horror.

The Monster notices that Dracula has escaped and although he wants to destroy the vampire lord, Carmen tells the creature not to be so foolish and leads it out the cave. They return to the gypsy village where Carmen lives to find that it has been destroyed and everyone living there has been slain. Furious the Frankenstein Monster thirsts for revenge and storms off, when Carmen attempts to go after him, she trips and knocks herself out.

Meanwhile, Dracula attempts to find a meal, but finds that the nearby town has been forewarned of his revival and that they have lined most of the homes with garlic. When he finds an unguarded window he attempts to feast on a sleeping woman but is driven away when he finds that she has a crucifix on. Dracula finds the unconscious body of Carmen shortly thereafter and takes advantage of the situation and feeds upon her.

While elsewhere in a nearby town, the villagers rally a mob together to try and destroy both the Frankenstein Monster and Dracula. They don't have to go very far when the Frankenstein Monster arrives to get revenge on the villagers for slaying the people whom he befriended and attacks the villagers. Although they defend themselves, they find that they are no match for the superior strength of Victor Frankenstein's creation.

However, the battle is quickly ended when a shot fired creases the Monster's brow knocking it out and allowing the villagers to tie him up. They put him on a stake and prepare to light him on fire, hoping that the fire will destroy the Monster once and for all.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "The Vampire Killers!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #9.

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Synopsis for "The Vampire Killers!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #9.

Continued from last issue....

Captured by a mob of angry villagers in Transylvania, the Frankenstein Monster has been tied to a pyre and set ablaze. As the villagers watch the Monster burn, Dracula enters a woman's home and makes her his next victim. Her dying screams alert the villagers who go after Dracula in the hopes of destroying him as well, leaving the Monster unattended. With nobody to watch him, the Monster then uses his superior strength to break free of his bonds and escape a fiery death.

The villagers find Dracula just after he's fed upon his latest victim and attempt to destroy him, however the vampire lord manages to escape. The villagers are caught off guard when the Frankenstein Monster appears and easily beats them aside. Tempted to kill them all, the Monster grants them mercy and walks away into the darkness. Meanwhile, Dracula visits a coffin maker to find a coffin to sleep the day away in. Finding one suitable for his needs, Dracula then feeds upon the coffin maker before resting.

The Frankenstein Monster however has made it back to the cave where he originally found Dracula and finds Carmen there. Carmen reveals that she has been turned into a vampire by Dracula and bites at the Monster's throat damaging the creature's vocal chords. With no other choice, the Monster drives a stake into Carmen's heart, killing her instantly. Dracula then attacks him intent on turning the Monster into one of his vampire slaves. However, Dracula underestimates the situation and soon finds that the sun is rapidly rising. Keeping Dracula at bay with a shrewdly made cross, Dracula is too weakened to flee and begins to disintegrate in the sun. However, before this can happen, the Monster drives a stake into Dracula's chest causing him to dissolve into a skeleton.

With Dracula defeated, the Frankenstein Monster is startled when he is confronted by a man named Vincent Frankenstein. This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "The Last Frankenstein!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #10.

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Synopsis for "The Last Frankenstein!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #10.

The Frankenstein Monster caresses Carmen's dead body. Suddenly, Vincent Frankenstein, the self-proclaimed "last Frankenstein" enters the cave and surprises the monster. The monster spins around and attacks the man, seeking to take his vengeance on anyone bearing the name Frankenstein.

A Russian hunchback named Ivan who works for Vincent Frankenstein lunges to defend his master. He grips the monster in a brutal bear hug and manages to drive the creature down onto the floor of the cave. With the monster apparently subdued, Vincent Frankenstein goes over to examine him. The monster is only playing possum however, and he grabs Frankenstein by the throat, smashing him to the ground. He nearly kills him, but Ivan attacks and drives the creature out of the cave towards a cliff. The monster falls over the edge, but manages to grab onto the lip of the cliff. Frankenstein orders Ivan to help him up. The monster is no use to him dead, and he plans to continue his great uncle's scientific experiments. Ivan obeys and pulls the monster to safety.

Frankenstein calms the monster down, and tells him that he may be able to transplant his brain into a normal human body. The monster agrees to go with him back to England, but first they must bury Carmen.

All three arrive in London, and Frankenstein brings the creature into the basement laboratory of his home. He injects the monster with anesthetic, but the dose is too small to render the creature unconscious. The monster suddenly realizes that Frankenstein cares little for his actual welfare, and is just as willing to sacrifice the monster’s life in the name of science.

The monster rushes towards Vincent, but Ivan blocks his path once again. The Russian picks up the crate that was used to transport the monster to London and smashes it across his back. The injections finally begin to take effect and the monster falls over unconscious. Vincent Frankenstein orders Ivan to prepare him for surgery.

Appearing in "And in the End -- !?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #11.

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Synopsis for "And in the End -- !?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #11.

Vincent Frankenstein straps the monster down to a laboratory table and prepares to operate on him. He tells Ivan that he plans to transplant his brain into the body of the monster. Ivan asks what will become of the monster’s brain, but quickly deduces that Frankenstein intends on killing him. Perceiving the monster as a "friend", Ivan refuses to allow Vincent to kill the creature. He grabs him by the throat and throws him down onto a worktable.

As Ivan lumbers after his prey, there is a knock on the laboratory door. It is Betty the maid. Betty calls out to Vincent, tells him that his wife, Lenore, is very ill, and that she needs his help. As Vincent is struggling to stay alive however, he is unable to answer the call, and tells Betty that he will check on Lenore later.

Vincent begs for mercy and manages to calm Ivan down. Ivan responds that Frankenstein always used him as a servant, and that he was not deserving of any mercy. However, because Ivan likes Lenore, he is willing to let Vincent live. Frankenstein races out of the room, and runs upstairs to his wife's bedchamber. He is too late however. Lenore is deathly ill and there is nothing he can do.

Meanwhile, Ivan takes out a knife and prepares to free the monster. The monster awakens and upon seeing the knife, perceives Ivan as a threat. He breaks free of his bonds and the two giants begin battling one another. Ivan pulls a sword down from the wall and raises it to strike the creature, but Vincent re-enters the chamber and shoots Ivan in the back. He could not risk losing his great uncle's creation. In Ivan's final moments, he begs the monster to avenge his death.

The Frankenstein Monster picks up the sword and swings it towards his hated enemy, but Vincent fires two shots directly into the monster's chest. The wounds are not fatal, but they are enough to greatly weaken him. As Vincent turns to leave, the monster hurls the swords towards him, but it misses, instead lodging itself into the door of the laboratory.

Vincent goes out into the hall where he finds Betty standing before him with a pistol. She reveals that Lenore has died. In Betty’s mind, Lenore likely would have survived had Vincent been more attentive. Passionately devoted to her mistress, Betty shoots Vincent Frankenstein in the chest, killing him. She never reveals that prior to her demise, Lenore gave birth to a son – the "Last Frankenstein".

The monster, having revived enough to get to his feet, wanders out of the castle. He regrets the fact that he was unable to kill Vincent Frankenstein personally.

Appearing in "A Cold and Lasting Tomb!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #12.

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Synopsis for "A Cold and Lasting Tomb!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #12.

The Frankenstein Monster lumbers away from Castle Frankenstein and wanders through the forest. He encounters a pack of hungry wolves that attack him, pushing him over the side of an icy cliff. The monster falls unconscious and enters into a state of hibernation. After nearly a century of slumber, the monster revives.

Appearing in "All Pieces of Fear!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #13.

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  • Crowbar
  • Wrench
  • Steven Caccone's lab and experiments
  • Book (a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)

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  • Flight 505

Synopsis for "All Pieces of Fear!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #13.



Appearing in "Fury of the Night-Creature!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #14.

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Synopsis for "Fury of the Night-Creature!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #14.

The Jigsaw Creature kills Ralph's parents and fights Frankenstein's Monster before the latter chases it off. Afraid they'll be blamed for his parents' murder, Ralph flees with the Monster. They then encounter P.I. Eric Prawn, who's been tracking down the Monster for his client, the last descendant of Frankenstein.

Appearing in "Tactics of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #15.

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Synopsis for "Tactics of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #15.

Eric Prawn has taken the Monster and Ralph to his apartment to explain about his client, but they're ambushed there by Cardinal, agent of the International Crime Organizations Nexus, and his brutish enforcer, Zandor. I.C.O.N. wants the Monster to study so they can make their own army of monstrous reanimated corpses. A standoff at I.C.O.N.'s warehouse is broken when the Jigsaw Creature attacks to get revenge on the Monster. In the end, the Creature is killed, the warehouse burns down, and it's Prawn that gets to take the Monster and Ralph to his client at gunpoint.

Appearing in "Code-Name: Berserker!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #16.

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  • Gun

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  • Car
  • Airplane

Synopsis for "Code-Name: Berserker!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #16.

Eric Prawn forces the Monster and Ralph to fly with him to the Swiss Alps chalet of the last descendant of Frankenstein. Having never met his client, Prawn is shocked to learn she's a woman, and further shocked to learn she's a scientist. Despite Cardinal's claim that she only wanted to destroy the Monster to remove that shame from her family's history, Veronica Frankenstein assures them that her path to atonement of her namesake lies through aiding the Monster, and she will start by restoring his ability to speak.

During the operation, Veronica's assistant betrays them to I.C.O.N., forcing Prawn to fend off a raid from their reanimant army. Cardinal soon sends in a collossal robot called Berserker to break through their defenses. The Monster recovers from his surgery just in time to fight Berserker, defeating it with a shock from a severed power cable. Afterwards, the Monster utters his first words since being frozen. He denies being a hero but asks who he is.

Appearing in "A Phoenix Berserk!"

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Frankenstein #17.

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Synopsis for "A Phoenix Berserk!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #17.

Dissatisfied with his friends' inability to help him learn about his true identity, the Monster wanders off into the mountains, soon pursued by the Berserker robot, repaired by I.C.O.N.'s mole in the chalet. The two monsters fight until Frankenstein's manages to tear off Berserker's arm and asks why his opponent doesn't seem to feel any pain. The question leads Berserker to question its own identity, accessing some suppressed piece of humanity that was part of its design. The two stop fighting and walk off as allies.

Appearing in "The Lady of the House!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #18.

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  • Submachine gun

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  • Helicopter

Synopsis for "The Lady of the House!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Frankenstein #18.

At the chalet of Veronica Frankenstein, Ralph spots Werner making his escape to Cardinal and Indigo's helicopter. He grabs the gun of injured Eric Prawn and chases them, managing to shoot the copter's gas tank, causing it to explode.

Out in the wilderness, the Monster and his new friend, the tamed Berserker robot are attacked by a band of homunculi hunting the Monster for their "mother". They destroy Berserker and knock the Monster out by forcing his head under water. They then take the Monster back to the castle of their mother, who also claims to be a descendant of the Monster's creator, Baroness Victoria Von Frankenstein.

Appearing in "The Frankenstein Monster Meets Werewolf by Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant-Size Werewolf #2.

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  • Jimmy
  • Jimmy's friend
  • Gimpy

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  • Gun

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  • Train
  • car

Synopsis for "The Frankenstein Monster Meets Werewolf by Night!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant-Size Werewolf #2.

Frankenstein's Monster heads to Los Angeles, hearing about the Brotherhood of Baal's experiments in soul transference. He wants them to transfer his soul into a new human body, and they tell him that can be done once they perform a ritual sacrifice that just happens to involve Lissa Russell as the victim. Lissa's brother interrupts the ceremony as the Werewolf, leading the Monster to fight him, eventually knocking him out and letting the cultists take the Werewolf as a replacement sacrifice. Before they can deliver the killing stroke, however, the Monster catches on that the soul transfer was only meant to allow Satan to inhabit his body, so he turns on the Brotherhood together with the Werewolf.

Appearing in "Frankenstein 1973"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #2.

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  • Car
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Synopsis for "Frankenstein 1973"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #2.

A neuroscience student and his girlfriend locate Frankenstein's monster at a freak show carnival exhibit and the man wishes to buy the creature from the carnival owners but he is refused. He returns to the motel and has an argument with his girlfriend who thinks he has become obsessed with the creature. The man falls asleep and the woman resolves to return him to sanity by destroying the exhibit with fire. When she returns to the carnival and douses the exhibit with gasoline and starts the blaze, her hair catches fire and she is badly burned. The intense heat rouses the creature which goes on a rampage. Soldiers armed with a bazooka are called in and after it climbs to the top of the Ferris wheel, it is shot down where it lies motionless due to the electrical discharge.

Appearing in "The Classic Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #4.

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  • Tisha

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Synopsis for "The Classic Monster!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #4.

The neuroscience student recovers the body of the creature from the police and returns with it to his mentor. He shows the older scientist, who reveals that he is dying of cancer, how he can rouse the creature by applying enough electricity to its brain to return it to normal body temperature. The creature's brain has suffered damage, so the student gasses his mentor and transfers the older man's brain into the creature. The monster revives and flies into a rage. Before he strangles his student he demands to know if he was really so stupid as to believe that he would want to live out the rest of his life in the body of a monster. He resolves to repair the damage to the monster's brain and find a more suitable body to transfer his brain into.

Appearing in "Once a Monster"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #5.

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  • Molecular Transposer

Synopsis for "Once a Monster"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #5.

Dr. Wallach kidnaps James in a plan to have his brain transferred from the Frankenstein Monster into James' body.

Appearing in "Always a Monster"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #6.

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Synopsis for "Always a Monster"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #6.

The student rises from the river as a zombie and returns to his mentor in order to extract revenge, but unknown to him, using a mind transfer device the scientist has procured the body of a handsome young man and is attempting to transfer his mind out of the Frankenstein creation into the new body. A mouse crawls into the device and the transfer places the mouse mind into Frankenstein's monster and the older scientist finds his mind placed into the body of the mouse. The monster crushes the mouse and lumbers away. The zombie reaches the lab and discovers the handsome body lying there so he switches minds between the decaying corpse and the handsome body. Taking a sedative gun, he tracks down the monster so that he can subdue it and return it to the lab. Once there he plans to return the creature's original mind to it and leave his mentor in bodiless torment, but the creature goes on a rampage and kills him.

Appearing in "The Burning Man"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #7.

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Synopsis for "The Burning Man"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #7.



Appearing in "Monsters Confidential"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #8.



Synopsis for "Monsters Confidential"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #8.



Appearing in "The Conscience of the Creature"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #9.

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  • Freaks (Mentioned)

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  • Police
  • Tiger
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Synopsis for "The Conscience of the Creature"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #9.

The monster defeats the police and carries the unconscious Julia Winters into the woods. He stops for a rest and realizes that she would want a home in the city so he picks her up and wanders towards town. He first encounters a zoo and is impressed with the beauty of the tigers so he bends the bars in order to give them their freedom. However, they attack him, and he is forced to slay both. He picks the girl back up and continues into the city, moving through a Bowery area, ignoring the bums as they attempt to panhandle him. He sees a nice house, and as he approaches, the police attack him once more. He easily defeats them, and Julia finally wakes up. She pelts him with a rock and runs away. Disappointed at having lost a pretty thing that might have been a friend, the monster heads off into the woods.

Appearing in 27th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #10.



Synopsis for 27th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Monsters Unleashed #10.



Appearing in "Frankenstein Monster: The Monster and the Masque"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Legion of Monsters #1.

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  • Cynthia's husband (Death)

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  • Cynthia (Death)
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    • Andy
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Synopsis for "Frankenstein Monster: The Monster and the Masque"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Legion of Monsters #1.



Solicit Synopsis

In the same vein as ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA, Marvel unleashes the never-before-reprinted '70s horror title MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN! From his birth in a retelling of Mary Shelley's classic tale, follow the Monster as he faces Dracula and the Werewolf by Night during his search for revenge upon the last descendant of his creator, Victor Frankenstein! Collecting MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN #1-5, FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER #6-18, GIANT-SIZE WEREWOLF #2, and stories from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 and #4-10.

Notes

  • This trade paperback only reprints the primary Frankenstein story from select issues; back-up features from the original source material are not included in this collection.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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