Frankenstein: Undone #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Frankenstein's creator lies dead in the icy grip of the Arctic, and the monster searches for a new purpose. Just as he thinks he's found one with a group of unlikely companions, disaster strikes-and the monster is catapulted out of Mary Shelley's novel and into the world of Hellboy.

Bridging Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein novella and Mike Mignola's Frankenstein Underground, this series brings together Mignola, Scott Allie, Ben Stenbeck, Brennan Wagner, and Clem Robins for an all-new horror adventure in the far north.

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 29, 2020

    While the book has plenty of melancholy, there are also glimmers of hope, as well as heaping helping of monster mayhem, which will surely satiate fans of the beast. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jan 29, 2020

    Frankenstein Undone is a worthy successor to the classic book full of complicated philosophical questions, heartbreak, and great art that carry the story. It's a must-have for Hellboy fans and newcomers alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 8, 2020

    As a strong, but not perfect, bridge between Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein novella and Mignola's Frankenstein Underground, the first issue of Frankenstein Unbound captures the original spirit while taking the tragic character on a thrilling new journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 28, 2020

    It's a bold move to draw on Mary Shelley's original work like this does, but I think the creators do an admirable job proving they have more to say about Frankenstein's monster. This is about a character trying to find a bit of hope and understanding of himself when all is lost. It's a journey well worth navigating with him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 29, 2020

    Of all the post Devil You Know Hellboy and Hellboy-adjacent comics, Frankenstein Undone #1 is perhaps the most intriguing yet, featuring as it does wonderful visual storytelling from veteran Mignola-verse artist Ben Stenback and intriguing tie to ideas from other facets of this shared world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 29, 2020

    This looks to be another unmissable chapter within the larger Mignolaverse. This gives us a closer look at Frankenstein, as well as being a surprisingly deep look at what makes a man and what makes a monster. Stenbeck’s art is great as ever and this first issue promises great things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Jan 29, 2020

    This was a great issue from the entire creative team"writing and art, this book is firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 15, 2020

    'Frankenstein Undone' #1 is a simple but effective first issue that takes readers on an emotional journey. It's Mignola at his most thoughtful without skimping on action. It's still a monster story but with an amount of heart, that is rare in comics.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Feb 3, 2020

    Mignola and Scott do a deep dive into the monster, questioning what it means to be a man, or, for that matter, alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jan 29, 2020

    Frankenstein Undone is a thoughtful examination of the creature's psyche and his desire for peace. Whether it is in the form of destruction or redemption remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 30, 2020

    By the end of the issue, Frankenstein has found a little bit of purpose. It also has a nice last page that is open ended. The story is a bit slight as a whole and doesn't have as much depth as one would like. The art by Stenbeck is very good though. Overall, this is a decent enough entry into the Hellboy universe. Read Full Review

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