After almost 2 centuries, the Frankenstein monster 1s still going strong in popular culture
January 26, 2014
The Frankenstein monster first lumbered into existence in 1818 in Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus,” a work that many have called the first science-fiction story.…
-Frankenstein in print
Mary Shelley, who was only 18 when she began writing Frankenstein, surely had no idea her creepy creation would inspire countless other novels, including “The Frankenstein Wheel” (1972) by Paul W. Fairman, “Frankenstein Lives Again” (1981) by Donald F. Glut, “I Am Frankenstein” (1996) by Dean C. Anderson, “Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein” (2012) by Dave Zeltserman and the five-volume series collectively known as “Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein.”
For those who like pictures with their words, Frankenstein comic books have existed since 1940 with the publication of Prize Comics No. 7, which featured the “New Adventures of Frankenstein.” More attainable comics include Marvel’s The Monster of Frankenstein (1973), DC’s Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (2011) and Image’s Frankenstein Mobster (2003), which features a conflicted creature stitched together from the body parts of one cop and three bad guys.
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