Friday, December 02, 2005

This Ain't Yer Daddy's Frankenstein


SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1

Well, here we are. We've kicked off the final miniseries in the whole 7S enterprise, and damned if this wasn't the one I was most looking forward to.

The issue has suprisingly little Frankenstein in it, save for the beginning and the ending; mostly it revolves around the happenings in a small town, where a typical high-school nerd, overweight and unpopular, becomes responsible for the Sheeda-ization of the whole place. As "Uglyhead", as he's called, corrupts more and more people and exacts revenge for his treatment at the hands of the "in" crowd, Frankenstein gets his mojo working and rises again to take out the threat at the high-school prom.

Sweet.

This comic is two parts horror, one part Buckaroo Banzai, as the gun-toting Frankenstein is shown to have protected the town over many years, and carries himself like Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western. Huge props to Grant Morrison for making the high school stuff very creepy and the endgame truly horrifying.

I should also mention that Doug Mahnke's art was perfect, which is something I never thought I'd say about Doug Mahnke's art.

Best Moment: "I love you. In a totally doomed way that you'll never forget." --- Random dude at the prom who proceeds to save his girlfriend and destroy a bunch of Sheeda by completing the circuit between power lines and frying himself in the process.

Also, any one of the Bad Ass Frankenstein Panels That Show Frankenstein Slamming Evil.

Worst Moment: The scene of Evil Demon Sheeda Babies feeding on the high school was truly horrific. And totally cool.

Comic Book Goodness: 4/5. Since the Bulleteer #1 sucked so heavily and Mr. Miracle was no great shakes, I was worried about this one. Never fear. I should have realized that immortal gunslinging classic literature-quoting avenging Frankenstein is right down Morrison's alley. Full speed ahead!

1 Comments:

Blogger kelvingreen said...

Yeah, this really was the dog's bollocks. I had a great time reading this, and it may be my favourite of the bunch.

This comic is two parts horror, one part Buckaroo Banzai is a great way to put it.

2:59 PM  

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