Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #8

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 4
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Enter: The Spawn of Frankenstein! As Frankenstein and his estranged wife hunt their demonic offspring across Europe, the secrets that tore them apart are revealed. But when Frank finally comes face to face with his long lost son, the fallout may mean the end of S.H.A.D.E.!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 16, 2012

    You have to admire Lemire for consistently wrapping up stories in less than six-issue arcs, but this one has so many emotional ramifications and leaves open so many questions that an extra issue would not have hurt at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 11, 2012

    Alberto Ponticelli has really honed his style, as it feels tighter and the panels feel more thought out. There are times when his anatomy feels a bit off, but considering this is a book where have the cast is literally sown together from spare appendages, it's a forgivable offense. His expressions are great, as is his scenery (Castle Frankenstein!) and he draws the action with just the right amount of chaos. Lemire and Ponticelli have just fit together superbly on this book. Sometimes, it's just fun to wallow in the insanity, and Frankenstein lets you do just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 13, 2012

    Overall, this is still a compelling book, where monsters are monsters and they fight other monsters, and sometimes realize all too keenly that they can't really transcend their own monster status. Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. is an inherently cool concept, and there's plenty to like here, especially the lovably gruesome lead character. We'll hope that Matt Kindt has more good ideas when he takes over with #10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Apr 18, 2012

    In Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #8 Jeff Lemire turns that drama inwards. Imagination unleashed is not the liberation it would prove to be for Einstein. Monsters lurk behind the veil. And ultimately the art of this issue is to bring you to a point where, as much for safety's sake as any, you choose to disavow that unbridled hope that Einstein himself represents. “Spawn of Frankenstein” is a sordid, filthy drama. And the world is richer for it. Read Full Review

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