Frankenstein Undone #2
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
Art by Ben Stenbeck
Colors by Brennan Wagner
Letters by Clem Robins
The Rundown: Frankenstein attempts to find peace among the forgotten, but a hidden discovery will shatter the quiet he seeks.
As the creature learns to live in peace, he still wishes for death. Unfortunately, it is not forthcoming and the man who brought him to the village reveals the secrets of his past. Secrets that rest in a hidden city of gold. He goes to sleep that night and awakens to find the village abandoned, his companion long dead and he alone in the snow. With more within him, Frankenstein survives long enough to discover a ship stuck in the ice.
After helping the crew get free, he is welcomed onto the ship and given a job. A job that will take him and a small crew deep into the mountains where they discover not only the hidden city, but one of its angry guardians waiting for them.
The Story: The second issue of this series moves the story forward in a way that deepens the mystery. Mignola and Allie do a great job of making Frankenstein and his struggles relateable and interesting to the reader. While the story is engaging, it has a tendency to drag plot wise. The story really picks up towards the end and the cliffhanger kept my interest, but it took a long time to get there.
The Art: Stenbeck does a great job with the art in this issue. From the characters to the backgrounds, the issue is visually engaging.