Hellboy’s Mike Mignola’s Next Book will be ‘Frankenstein Underground’!

FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND Joins Mike Mignola’s Portfolio at Dark Horse Comics in 2015!

Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground in 2015, a new 5-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, best known for Hell-Boy. The run will follow the Frankenstein monster, alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe. The miniseries will actually be the second appearance of the Frankenstein monster within the “Mignolaverse” – the character first appeared in the graphic novel House of the Living Dead by Mignola and Richard Corben.

“It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”

“This version of the Frankenstein monster has the same thirst for knowledge readers will remember from Mary Shelley’s novel,” said Scott Allie, Dark Horse Comics’ editor in chief. “The monster takes the reader through some of the biggest mysteries of the Mignolaverse, shedding new light on important stuff we’ve only touched on before.”

We’re huge fans of the gentle, misunderstood giant, and if you haven’t read it already (shame on you :-)) check out the feature we ran on Frankenstein’s Monster in the GS Magazine, Issue 8: The History of THE Monster.

GS Blogger: Silverfox

Source: MTV

 

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