Then, once more, he altered the title to be a horror comic. Gone was the comical face of the funny book, replaced by the more violent and monstrous Frankenstein of his original series. And thus the book continued until the rabid anti-comics crusades of the 1950s killed off all that was creative and fun in American comics, dooming things like Dick Briefer's FRANKENSTEIN to the dustbin of comics history.
The story in this issue is long on exposition and shorter on action. There are scenes of violence, and when they do occur they are intense. The monster is just that: a violent creature intent only on feeding and surviving. The humans are the heroes, dogging the monster to destroy it. Now that I have this issue of FRANKENSTEIN, I'll likely buy more of them.
|Brifer's covers were ingenious and, in this case, really creepy.|
|Typical printing quality of the Golden Age. Off-center coloring. The heroes use Molotov cocktails to protect themselves from Frankenstein. (In this title, the monster's name is Frankenstein--the title does not refer to his creator).|
|The monster goes on a rampage, smashing a cemetery and wrecking a mausoleum.|
|And it is a horror comic book, after all. In the 1950s, comics did their horror right. The burned and further disfigured Frankenstein rises from the ashes of his supposed destruction, ready to do battle again next issue.|