“Rich and Levens, previous collaborators on Ares
& Aphrodite, produce a warm, sympathetic portrait of Gail, adding to the strength of the story's gender commentary.” - Publisher
In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He'll soon discover,
however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death, and a woman is not as easily controlled as he believes. As his monster becomes more conscious of who she was and who she is becoming, Vincent ends up with a lot more than he bargained for.
Mixing vintage horror with mythic drama, this graphic novel by writer Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me)
and smashing newcomer Megan Levens is guaranteed to send chills through even the warmest of hearts. Expect murder, betrayal, and some vintage Jazz Age parties.
The collected Madame Frankenstein contains all the covers by Helheim artist Joëlle Jones and an exclusive gallery section showcasing Megan Levens' development process.
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Madame Frankenstein based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The year is 1932 and Vincent Krall is determent to bring Courtney Bow, the love of his life, back to life. He will soon learn that you should never bring something dead back to life and a woman is not easy to control as he thinks. Soon problems arise when he meets another women and a man he grew up with starts to figure out that Vincent his hiding something. The story was interesting and the covers for every issue was gorgeous. Vincent brings Courtney Bow back from the dead. But as he teachers her everything that it takes to be a woman we also learn that he isn't the hero of the story, the man who lost the women he loved. He will soon show his right colors and the story takes a more sinister tone. The problem I had was that the art had a children's color book feeling over it. Courtney Bow was the only exception (and also some of the other women), she was drawn really beautiful. But the men was not as beautifully drawn they felt very crude in comparison. The art was just not captivating, the story felt grown up, but the art felt liked it was aimed for children. Thankfully I read it on my Ipad or I may just have started to look for some crayons...
Disclosure: Free copy in exchange for an honest review from netgalley Artwork: I enjoyed most of the artwork and the style, especially of Gail or the female Frankenstein in this story. My favorite though were the scenes between sections – many of which seemed like they would make excellent posters. It also reminded me of an older style of drawing which reminded me even more of the older Frankenstein comic books. Review: Strangely this was a book where I didn’t really like any of the characters. Every character annoyed me – perhaps that’s just the way of the story but it didn’t really seem like any main character had any redeemable qualities. All of them were selfish and vain which made it hard to relate at all to the story. I’m all for bad guys and horror and evil but this just felt over the top. I did like the different spin on an old classic though – having a female character in the place of Frankenstein was very interesting.