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There have been many comic book adaptations of the Frankenstein monster story created by Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel Frankenstein Writer artist Dick Briefer presented two loose adaptations of the story in the Prize Comics series Prize Comics and Frankenstein from 1940 to 1954 The first version represents what comics historians call American comic books first ongoingThere have been many comic book adaptations of the Frankenstein monster story created by Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel Frankenstein Writer artist Dick Briefer presented two loose adaptations of the story in the Prize Comics series Prize Comics and Frankenstein from 1940 to 1954 The first version represents what comics historians call American comic books first ongoing horror feature Briefer s better known version of the Frankenstein monster, however, developed upon the monster s return from the war, in Frankenstein 1 undated, 1945 , appearing roughly concurrently with the eight page story Enter Frances Stein in Prize Comics 53 June 1945 , which followed possibly the last first version story of Frankenstein in Prize Comics 52 April 1945 Like many returning veterans, Frankenstein settled into small town life, becoming a genial neighbor who began having delightful adventures with Dracula, the Wolfman and other horrific creatures The only two times he was featured on the Prize Comics cover both in 1947 , he was referred to as The Merry Monster Briefer, with his trademark loose and smooth ink and brush skills began telling stories that would straddle some amorphous line between pure children s humor and adventure and an adult sensibility about the world Author Dan Nadel, who included Briefer in his book Art Out of Time Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900 1969 Harry N Abrams, 2006, described Briefer as of the few guys in the 1940s who had that loose, gestural art style that s funny The drawing is inherently funny Which is really unusual for humor comics of the time in that it s tight drawing It s self contained and beautiful But Briefer is all over the place When he does these swooping pratfalls that Frankenstein takes, the lines actually reflect the gag It s nice And they re funny as comics They read well and are beautifully drawn they re full of unforgettable images, like the wizard eating Frankenstein on a hot dog You ll never forget it, for better or for worse Briefer s humorous Frankenstein ran through Prize Comics 68 March 1948 , and his humorous Frankenstein ran through issue 17 Feb 1949 Three years later, Briefer 1915 1980 revived the series with his original, horrific Frankenstein from 18 33 March 1952 Nov 1954.
Title: Frankenstein Comics (Collection (1 - 11)) Author: Dick Briefer ISBN: null Page: 117 Format: Kindle Edition