If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Halloween is just over a week away, so this week we're counting down different comic renditions of the original literary monster, Frankenstein! Since the publication of Mary Shelley's novel in 1818, the story of the Modern Prometheus and his monster has been adapted into basically every other medium there is. While people probably know Frankenstein's monster best from Boris Karloff's portrayal in the Universal series of movies, the lurching metaphor for the consequences of man's hubris has been no slouch in comics either. Join us as we count down comics' five best portrayals and adaptations of Frankenstein.

Show notes:

  • Read Frankenstein here.
  • Read that other Frankenstein here.
  • Or, if you want, read this other Frankenstein here.
  • Alternatively, read this other Frankenstein here or here.
  • Maybe this Frankenstein?
  • No, wait. This Frankenstein.
  • Or just save time and skip to the best Frankenstein here and here (get both).

 

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