Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Book Published by Marvel Comics

I encouraged you to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or at least watch some recap videos to get some context. Now, I am going to suggest that you can skip that and go straight to the comic book version of the iconic novel illustrated by the late, great Bernie Wrightson.

Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Artwork

I have been fascinated with Bernie Wrightson’s artwork and style. Some time ago, I started collecting all of the cards released by FPG Cards back in 1993 through 1996. I have nearly a complete collection of Bernie Wrightson’s FPG Cards… I recently got a sealed box of More Macabre cards at a thrift store. I recorded a timelapse video of George and I openning all 36 packs looking for a rare metal card or a signature card. But. I digress.

Opening a 1994 Sealed Box of Berni Wrightson’s Macabre FPG Cards

In 1983, Marvel Comics and Bernie Wrightson released an illustrated version of Frankenstein with an introduction by Stephen King. This book has been reprinted several times and is my favorite way to read Frankenstein. It’s a great pairing of the original text with dark illustrations. I like Bernie’s take on Frankenstein’s monster. It feels true to how Mary Shelley described the creature and its construction.

Illustrated Frankenstein Book

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