Joe Frankenstein #1

Joe Frankenstein #1

Writer: Graham Nolan, Chuck Dixon Artist: Graham Nolan Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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An action/horror/adventure tale by the creators of Bane, Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan! Young Joe Pratt discovers, upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way...

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Glen Davis Mar 5, 2015

    A great first issue. This is a different take on the Frankenstein Monster - the most unusual that I've seen in a long time. Nolan's art is excellent. There's a promise of appearances by most, if not all, of the Universal Monsters sooner or later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 6, 2015

    Joe Frankenstein is a great blend of genres, mixing adventure with horror without losing any of the fun and excitement. The main character has had a ho-hum life so far but in one night it's completely turned upside down. Things are only going to get more interesting from here. Plus, how cool is that name? It sounds like an action movie star. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 25, 2015

    Pick this book up its pure joy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 10, 2015

    Finally, Joe Frankenstein marinates in this super fun and breezy layer of retro joy that is far too hard to come by in modern comics. It doesn't feel like a throwback, rather a great story that revels in the styles of the past and magnetize on them to create something so overjoyed with the chance to exist. It's a downright infectious comic impossible to read without smiling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Feb 23, 2015

    This is not the most in depth story I have ever read, but this first issue was a fun read, and has earned my attention throughout the remaining issues. It is accessible to readers of all ages, and i recommend you give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Dec 31, 1969

    There are a lot of vampire and monster books vying for your dollars and it will be a shame if this gets lost in the shuffle.Ultimatelythis was a fun read but I'm not quite sure if it will find an audience. I enjoyed myself but I'm not sure the averagereader is in the mood for a horror themed comicthat isn't dark or gory. Bloody and disgusting seems to be the popular trend at the major publishers and this is pretty tame even for IDW's line. There are a lot of vampire and monster books vying for your dollars and it will be a shame if this gets lost in the shuffle. I'll stick around for a few issues to see where things go. If you like Chuck Dixon and Gregory Wright take a look at this title. These are master storytellers enjoying themselves and as a respectful admirer of their creative legacies I say give this book a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 24, 2015

    I'm going to read the second issue to see where things go after this, but for 3.99 I'm not sure this story is worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 2, 2015

    By the end of "Joe Frankenstein" #1, buying a break is the least of his worries and the last of the readers' interests as the mysterious foe sets things in motion against Joe and his monstrous protector. A solid start to the series, "Joe Frankenstein" #1 gives readers a wink and a nod as though promising more intrigue, action and shadowy suspense with an unspoken guarantee. Read Full Review

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