Frankenstein Volume Four with Slipcase
January/February to November/December of 1947
Introduction: Roy Thomas & Donald F. Glut
Publisher/Date: PS Artbooks; (c. 2014) First Edition, stated. NAP Slipcase edition.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with slipcase in Fine condition. 256 pages; 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: Writer/Artist Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein for Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America’s first ongoing horror series. Indeed, it was Briefer’s work that probably caused the creature to be actually named as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Shelley’s novel. Splitting the stories between two stools—humor and horror—Briefer’s tales are absorbing and unsettling in equal parts. Some of the humorous material has already been reprinted, though not necessarily in order nor in total. Until now, of course!
Volume 4 collects issues 6-10 (January/February to November/December of 1947) of the original titles from Prize Comics and includes a special introduction from Donald F. Glut as well all the Frankenstein Comic Stories digitally enhanced and faithfully reproduced.