The Modern Frankenstein #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Emma Vieceli Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Discover the next thing in horror from award-winning writer of television and comics Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine) and acclaimed artist/writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who, Life is Strange), along with color artist Pippa Bowland and letterer Simon Bowland! Elizabeth Kleve is a brilliant young medical student, attracted to the waspish, charismatic surgeon James Frankenstein. He wants to further medical science... by all means necessary. So how far is Elizabeth prepared to go? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear.

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 7, 2021

    The Modern Frankenstein #1 is a fascinating retelling of one of fictions most beloved tales. Cornell fully adapts the story whilst still capturing the themes and concepts. It is very interesting how horror can be manipulated just by placing it in the pristine confines of a hospital. The small cast allows for an incredibly in-depth exploration of the two main characters. Their relationship grows so much within just one issue, just a small peek at how much it could evolve through the entire series. The art fits beautifully and will surely be crucial in adding much more disturbing imagery as the doctors work continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Franco Giacomarra Apr 29, 2021

    The Modern Frankenstein is a great start to a limited series that provides everything the genre-fusing title promises with an engaging plotline, fantastic artwork, and an engrossing mix of modern romance with classic horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 26, 2021

    The Modern Frankenstein is not a horror comic that's going to jump out and scare you. Instead, it slowly seeps in under the guise of a modern day medical drama with a bit of romance. Before you know it, you're caught up in these characters' lives as they prepare to do something absolutely horrible and you can't help but watch. It's like a creepy version of Grey's Anatomy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Apr 29, 2021

    Great romance and solid art you can fall in love with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 28, 2021

    It's far too early to say if The Modern Frankenstein will distinguish itself, but the first issue shows real promise and that alone is enough to be exciting. Read Full Review

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