Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
Art: Ben Stenbeck
Colorist: Brennan Wagner
Letter: Clem Robins
Alone in a frozen tundra, Frankenstein’s creation struggles to find peace in the quiet and snowy surroundings. The creature, still haunted by his past, seeks a new path for his existence. His self-isolation is broken when discovering a ship trapped in ice and it’s crewmen desperate for help. Finding the chance to redeem his humanity, the creature makes his way to the ship to find salvation.
Filled with desolated tones and somber visuals, issue two continues the adventure of Victor Frankenstein’s creature as he tries to overcome his past and his guilt. Mike Mignola and Scott Allie easily pick up the spirit of Mary Shelly’s original story, adding their own dramatic flairs to merge with the tones of the Mignolaverse. The art team does an excellent job of bringing the iconic monster to the comic panels. The inhuman creature is able to show great emotional facial and body expressions, that quickly capturing the character’s tormented spirit.
This issue builds up the dark and long road ahead for the creature’s journey to become greater than his former self.