Sunday, December 18, 2005

There Is No Snark

Hi everybody!

The name's Xander, and I'm here to tell you that I have no snark whatsoever for Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #1 by Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke.

Your first hint that this comic will be awesome is the cover.

That's Frankenstein, his electrically-animated undead body riddled with bullet-holes, standing victorious atop a mound of vile Sheeda maggot-people. You think to yourself, Self, this comic looks to be pretty awesome.

Then you turn to page one, and the fun begins. In the space of a mere 22 pages you get:
  • A gun-toting, sword-wielding, politely-spoken gallant of a main character, who also happens to be immortal and partially decayed.
  • A fresh take on the Frankenstein legend, recasting the Monster as an avenging angel powered only by wrath, existing only to right wrongs.
  • A creepy, mind-controlling nerd villain.
  • Laugh-out-loud hilarious dialogue like: "I love you. In a totally doomed way that you'll never forget."
  • A flying severed head.
That's value, people.

And it doesn't really matter if you haven't been following Seven Soldiers up to now. You'll still get a kick out of this book, as it looks set to be the first Soldier mini-series to live up to Morrison's promise of being truly stand-alone.

And finally, if you're still not %100 convinced that Frankenstein is awesome, check out the cover to Issue 4.

Now, I'm no expert, but this image appears to depict Frankenstein riding across the surface of Mars on the back of some kind of alien mantis beast. To which I say only this: Hell yes.

It's a good time to be reading comics. Biff Bam Pow, indeed.


Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Well put, Xander.

Frankenstein outright RULED.

12/18/2005 12:38 PM  

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