The newest version of Dr. Frankentstein’s life, Victor Frankenstein, is hitting screens on November 25 and I’m super excited that one of my favorite literary characters is coming back to the screen. In the meantime, check out some of these adaptations and books inspired by Mary Shelley and her novel.
Famed artist Gris Grimly has created a unique version of the original in Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus, combining steampunk, goth, emo, and punk style, complete with Victor Frankenstein wearing a bone-studded jacket and streaked hair. Grimly’s book isn’t a normal book or a normal graphic novel but it is awesome.
Kenneth Oppel’s This Dark Endeavor is a great Frankenstein prequel, starting when he’s 15 and still living in Geneva. Victor’s twin brother Konrad becomes deathly ill and Victor, along with his adopted sister Elizabeth and their friend Henry, set out save him. But the cure they are looking for isn’t so easy to make and aided by a secret library and an old alchemist, they fight giant vultures, hike caves deep into the earth and risk their lives trying to find a cure for death.
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron is a great way for fantasy fans to get in on the Frankenstein action. Boy, the 17-year-old son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, is living in an enclave of magical creatures when a computer virus he creates decides to seek revenge against him. Now he’s on the run with the granddaughter of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde but eventually he’ll have to stop and face both the virus and himself.