Frankenstein Volume Three 1945 to November/December 1946) Issues 1-5
Foreword: Roy Thomas & Dick Briefer
Publisher/Date: PS Artbooks; (c. 2013) First Edition, stated. NAP Limited to 1700 copies
Format/Condition: New hardcover book in Fine condition. 288 pages; 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: Volume 3 collects issues 1-5 (1945 to November/December 1946) of the original titles from Prize Comics. 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!