Frankenstein Underground 3

Frankenstein’s monster has been captured by an underground race of men, but instead of experimenting on the monster, their master shares the secret history of their people . . . and that of the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra.

The more of these books that I get to read, the crazier the story gets.  But crazy in a good way, in an interesting, totally not expecting that way.  Just three issues into Frankenstein Underground, I can only imagine the surprises that are in store for the following issues.

Captured and being lead through what is Hell in his mind, Frankenstein’s monster tries once more to escape.  After his futile effort fails, he regains consciousness and is suprised to be in the company of two human scientists.  They explain to him about their difficult journey to find this underground city and are seemingly good people.  As you’d expect though, not all is at it seems, and the ending was by far the most shocking part of the story.

For the most part, the third issue of this title has nothing dramatically different in the way of the art.  It’s still strong artwork for both the lineart and coloring that I still like though.  There were a few panels that were different for a neat past/present comparison and those were a nice touch.  Also of note was the very last panel, which did creepy so well.

With the stuff that was thrown into this issue and content from before waiting to pop up again, I’m being drawn forward.  That in itself is a good sign of clever writing for any piece of fiction, especially comics.  I’ll continue reading this as long as I keep getting surprised, and you should as well.

For more on Frankenstein Underground or other Dark Horse titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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