Hellboy Creator to Write Frankenstein Comic Book Series
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will write a five-issue miniseries based on Frankenstein's monster, called Frankenstein Underground.
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Mignola's interpretation of the iconic monster first appeared in the 2011 Hellboy graphic novel, House of the Living Dead, in which Hellboy faces Frankenstein in a wrestling ring. The new series finds Frankenstein's monster underground, alone, and "discovering other monsters and the dark secrets of the universe."
Mignola expressed his reverence for the character and all its various iterations, calling his newest endeavor "intimidating as hell" and saying, "This version of the Frankenstein monster has the same thirst for knowledge readers will remember from Mary Shelley's novel... I'm trying to do something that's true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films."
Dark Horse also confirmed that this series would be part of the Mignolaverse, a series of comics that were helmed by Mignola including BPRD, Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson and Sledgehammer 44. Mignola said, "The monster takes the reader through some of the biggest mysteries of the Mignolaverse, shedding new light on important stuff we've only touched on before."