Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ibraim Roberson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Jun 11, 2011

    The history moves at a good clip so we can actually set up what the actual meat and potatoes will be. Lemire also does a good job of telling us who the characters are and what they need without it feeling like straight up exposition, which was an actual concern for me. The little love story between Nina, the sea-creature, and Griffith, the wolfman, is also rather cute. This has been the best story I've read out of Flashpoint so far and I'm happy I got it, definitely a 4.5 out of 5. Last thing, poor Man-Bat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 8, 2011

    Even with its relative irrelevance to the core conflict of Flashpoint (or perhaps because of it), Frankenstein #1 is the best tie-in series yet. There are plenty of hints that suggest this may tie-in to the bigger picture, but on its own, issue #1 is a highly enjoyable dose of variety that the other tie-ins have been lacking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 11, 2011

    This is the most bizarre Flashpointbook Ive read yet, but its also one of the most entertaining. If youre interested in the new book coming in a few months, check out this miniseries itll probably help you decide if its to your taste or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2011

    The characters are quirky and fun, but not overly so, and they only get so much time to develop here. It lays an interesting foundation that makes you want to see more of them as they're like a lighter version of the Doom Patrol under Morrison in that they could go much, much weirder without much effort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2011

    It helps that Pete Pantazis brings a soft glow to the colors of the comic, letting Roberson's soft-edged art shine. From the green hue of his skin to the blue sheen up in the mountains, it results in a memorable looking comic. Hopefully the remaining two issues will pick up the pace a bit in plot, and maybe also give us a bit more of a hint as to what we should expect from the upcoming "Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE" series this fall. But for now, this is an entertaining start to the mini-series. Read Full Review

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