Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reading Room: Silver Age FRANKENSTEIN "Reward"

The Silver Age was an odd period of comics history...
 ...when anyone from spies (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents) to soldiers (Blackhawk) to monsters could be remade into superheroes...with decidedly-mixed results!
You can read the origin of this funky, far-out revamp of Frankenstein HERE, the second part HERE, then continue with the cataclysmic conclusion to his premiere appearance...
How many elements from Silver Age Superman and Batman stories can you find in this tale?
(I found at least five, some for both Superman and Batman, some just from Batman.)
The art was by Tony Tallarico, who was working steadily for both Dell and Charlton, producing literally reams of pages per month in every genre!
(And most of the time he was inking himself, as well!)
The series ran only two more issues before Dell decided monster-based superheroes weren't the way to go, and canceled this book, as well as Dracula and WereWolf.

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1 comment:

  1. Love, Love, LOVE Tony Tallarico, expecially The Blue Beetle he did for Charlton. I still think this was one of the most original concepts of the Frankenstein monster ever seen in comics, and Tallarico's art gave the whole thing a sensational, pop feel. Thanks much for posting!