Madame Frankenstein #1

Madame Frankenstein #1

Writer: Jamie S. Rich Artist: Megan Levens Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
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In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He'll soon discover, however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death. Mixing vintage horror with mythic drama, this new series by writer JAMIE S. RICH (You Have Killed Me) and smashing newcomer MEGAN LEVENS is guaranteed to send chills through even the warmest of hearts.

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Kevyn Knox May 9, 2014

    Madame Frankenstein #1 looks to be the beginning of a solid seven issues of mythic storytelling from Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens (with cover art by the always breathtaking Joelle Jones), and yet another great title from the fine folks over at Image Comics. Sure, we are given classic archetypes that have been done to so-called death in books and movies lo these past hundred years or so, but with Rich's stoic storytelling and Levens classic style pencils, we the readers, cannot go wrong with this modern day Prometheus. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges May 6, 2014

    Madame Frankenstein is a fresh take on a classic story with fantastic visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 1, 2014

    Don't sleep on this title. You will end up regretting it. I wish I could tell you more about it without ruining the fun, but just know that Madame Frankenstein is a comic you should pre-order now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle May 6, 2014

    If you ever thought Pygmalion would have been improved by Eliza Doolittle being a reanimated corpse, this is the comic for you. As far as I'm concerned, there's not many stories that reanimated corpses wouldn't improve, so I'm all over this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 7, 2014

    Madame Frankenstein is off to an interesting start.  It's not your average crazed-scientist story and definitely not the same old tale as originally written by Mary Shelley.  Instead it's a new spin, tied with love, curiosity, and a bit of madness, with some definite inspirations taken from classic monster films. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 8, 2014

    Some other elements of this story seem to come out of left field a bit, and the art could use a bit more texture and fluidity, but in the end, the second issue of this tale may be worth a look if only to see where the creators are going with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander May 6, 2014

    Overall Madame Frankenstein does show promise; the setting is interesting and as long as the story stays in the scientific realms. This is personal to me and my history with the character and many may enjoy a fantastical element to the legend. For now though it’s a wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore May 12, 2014

    "Madame Frankenstein" #1 marks a strong start for both Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens. In Rich and Levens' capable hands, this first issue will certainly make readers come back for more with its quick pace, phenomenal artwork and healthy dose of intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon May 6, 2014

    That's kind of the weird thing about this comic. It feels caught between too many worlds. On one end it seems like it wants to pay homage to the literary classic Mary Shelly penned and so it delves into the philosophical end. But then it also kind of wants to be reminiscent of the more "schlocky" horror films and so you've got a woman running around with her breasts out for a large chunk of the comic. And then on the third hand of this monster of a monster story, it kind of wants to do its own thing so there is no use of the word "Frankenstein" in a comic titledMadame Frankenstein,so I'm not sure where it wants to go. But I will say on an ending note that I did actually quite like the book and want to read the next one. Its low score is mostly just a reflection of the fact that not much happens in the comic and some readers might be a little disappointed after they read it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 7, 2014

    It's not that great of a book because we don't yet know why it deserves to exist alongside the original Frankenstein. There's a few new additions to the concept, but they aren't shown enough to warrant this book. Plus the nudity seems classless rather than a necessary element. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham May 9, 2014

    It's a little too soon to see what the real intentions of Madame Frankenstein are. It has the safety net of the Frankenstein gimmick to get the attention of the comic book fans and it has the good-looking art from Levens. It also will be interesting to see how the doctor goes about the rehabilitation of his former love and guiding her back to humanity. So when it really comes down to it, all Rich has to do is put out a compelling and interesting story and so far he's off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    8CN - Matt Overstreet May 7, 2014

    Not thatMadame Frankenstein doesn't have an audience, it's just that even within its niche I think there are better options. Still, while some may find it interesting, for the general public, I'd have to say this is one comic to pass up. Read Full Review

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