Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Ibraim Roberson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 13, 2011

    Weak art in the second half and slightly slow plotting water down what would otherwise be a much more enjoyable issue, though Lemire continues to convince this is a series worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 30, 2011

    I can't say the first issue blew me away, but I definitely came away from it wanting to see more of this cast and how they'd fit into the larger DC Comics universe. It's the freaks on the outside thing that's common, but with the classic monsters aspect giving it a little more to work with in a primal sense. Lemire has a good work here overall and I like the progression of it even as it riffs the Hellboy stuff in an open way. But at the same time, he's making it his own and it's showing us a different aspect of the Flashpoint universe that can be slid into the new universe that's coming afterwards. And it even ends with a big, fun and goofy reveal of who will be a big part of the next and final issue with Frank's bride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jul 13, 2011

    Though the narrative stumbles a bit this time around, Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2 remains another bright spot that shines brighter than the Flashpoint series proper. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 15, 2011

    "Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown" is ultimately a book that you need to temper your expectations towards. It's not any crucial piece of "Flashpoint," and right now it looks to not really be that much of a lead-in to "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." It's not a bad book, but I suspect at the end of the day it's going to prove to be forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 13, 2011

    It's not the best of the Flashpoint tie-ins, but Frankenstein is an awesome book. There's a lot more to it than just monsters smashing things. The book has a heart and incorporates great back-stories to help set the mood and pace. I'm very excited to see the last issue of this mini-series, and I can't wait for the upcoming on-going series. The only problem I had with the issue, which was a big one, was that halfway through the book, a different artist jumped on and to me the art styles clashed quite a bit. I recommend the book, and even though it's only three stars, it is well worth your time. Read Full Review

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