Manga Classics Frankenstein

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The story of Frankenstein, the obsessive young man who creates a monster, is very familiar, but in its many tellings and retellings and various interpretations, details have been changed and shifted until the popular conception may be quite far from the original (Frankenstein is the man, not the creation!). This Manga Classics adaptation returns to Mary Shelley’s first text and introduces a new generation of readers to the original intent of this revolutionary horror story. In connection with Shelley’s exploration of profound themes of humanity, compassion, morality, hubris, and more, the author and the illustrator of this adaptation, M. Chandler and Linus Liu, have crafted a book that is much more accessible to modern audiences, while hewing carefully to the details that make the original so compelling. Thoughtful editorial choices such as making the monster’s speech distinct from that of the humans, modernized speech and text, and the deliciously horrifying design of the various characters (the monster, for example, is horrific yet also sympathetic in appearance, as well as personality; while Frankenstein frequently gives in to his rage, showing his own monstrous aspects) make this a delightful adaptation where both Frankenstein and his monster are once again brought to life.

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Author Mary Shelley, M Chandler, Linus Liu
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 324 pages
Publisher Manga Classics
Publish Date 2020-Nov-10
ISBN 9781947808164 Buy this Book
Issue January 2021
Category Sequential Art


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