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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Two Frankenstein Stories by Dick Briefer

Frankenstein Light
Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein ran in Prize Comics from #7 (December 1940) until #68 even getting its own title (Frankenstein Comics) that ran for 17 issues from 1945 to 1947. Starting off as a serious book in line with Mary Shelly’s original version, it eventual switched to a light-hearted version once he got his own book as seen in the 1st story below.

Appropriately for Frankenstein’s monster, he was revived in March 1952 and the book ran until October 1954. This darker version (2nd story below) of the monster anticipated the mood taken in the Hammer Films of the late 50’s and early 60’s starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

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Frankenstein 'Dark'

From Frankenstein #18 (March 1952)
Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein © the current copyright holders