The Midnight Comic Club Episode 8 – Frankenstein at Marvel & DC

As we come together for the eighth meeting of the Midnight Comic Club, we celebrate the November 32, 1931 release of James Whale’s Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff by looking at how Marvel and DC have integrated the character into their universes!

Starting with Marvel, check out Menace #7, X-Men #40 and the fantastic Monster Of Frankenstein trade paperback if you’d like to learn more.  Scroll on down for some images of those books as well as plenty of others mentioned in the episode. I also mentioned the Avengers: Legion Of The Unliving trade which you can check out here.

I should probably link to the episode, so here it is!

Here’s a few more of the Marvel books I mentioned: Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, Howling Commandos Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four and Punisher: Frankencastle.

Moving on to DC, these are some of the books I mentioned: Showcase Presents Superman Volume 2, The Demon By Jack Kirby, Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger Volume 2, The Creature Commandos, Seven Soldiers Of Victory Volume 2 (though you should also check out Volume 1 as well), Frankenstein Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. Volume 1 and 2 and Elseworlds: Batman Volume 1.

Halloween Scene: Frankencastle (2009)


I don’t currently read Punisher and don’t have much experience with Rick Remender comics, but I’m pretty excited for the upcoming Frankcastle storyline. Just look at these covers by Mike McKone (Tony Moore’s doing interiors). The interview Remender did over at Marvel.com
doesn’t really get into the plot of the book, but it looks fun. Punisher’s one of those difficult characters to do in a shared superhero universe because, you know, he’s all about killing people and in “reality” he’d kill as many supervillains as possible and probably get put down by one of the superheros also running around NYC. So, why not turn him into Frankenstein and put him with the Legion of Monsters? We’ll see how it does.