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Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein

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Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Publication date 1983
Number of issues 1
Creative team
Writer(s) Mary Shelley, Bernie Wrightson
Artist(s) Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson's edition of Frankenstein was first published in 1983 under the Marvel imprint, and then again in 1994 under an actual novel-book imprint, with a new edition released by Dark Horse Comics for the 25th anniversary.

Publication history

This edition reprints the full novel by Mary Shelley (1831 edition), with illustrations by Wrightson, also the co-creator of the comic book character "Swamp Thing." It includes an introduction by Stephen King and from Wrightson himself. The illustrations themselves are not based upon the Karloff or Lee films of old, but on the actual book's descriptions of characters and objects. Wrightson also used a period style, saying "I wanted the book to look like an antique; to have the feeling of woodcuts or steel engravings, something of that era" and basing the feel on artists like Franklin Booth, J.C. Coll and Edwin Austin Abbey.[1]

Wrightson has said that it was an unpaid project:

For the 25th anniversary of the first edition in October 2008, a new edition was prepared and released by Dark Horse Comics in an over-sized (9" x 12"), hardcover format[2] scanned from the original artwork, when it could be tracked down.[1]

Frankenstein Alive, Alive!

In 2012, Wrightson and writer Steve Niles began publishing a comic book series titled Frankenstein Alive, Alive! which is billed as a "sequel to Wrightson's acclaimed 1983 illustrated version" by IDW Publishing.[3] Wrightson won his first National Cartoonists Society's award in the category Comic Books for Frankenstein Alive, Alive! in 2013.[4]


  1. ^ a b Spotlight on Bernie Wrightson, Comic Book Resources, July 16, 2008
  2. ^ Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Hardcover details at Dark Horse
  3. ^ "Byrne, Wrightson Return To IDW With New Series".  
  4. ^ 2013 Reuben Awards Winners at, 25.May 2013 Retrieved 14.August 2013


  • Marvel edition (1983) at the Comic Book DB
  • Underwood-Miller edition (1994) at the Comic Book DB
  • Dark Horse edition (2008) at the Comic Book DB

External links

  • Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein
  • Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein Ultimate Edition
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