Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #3
Title: War of the Monsters: Part 3: The Titans of Planet Monster
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Colors by Jose Villarrubia
Reviewed by Steve Seigh
The comic gods must have heard my cries of frustration and anguish while reading Deathstroke #3 (see my review of that abomination here: Deathstroke #3 Review), because I’ve been blessed with several good purchases this week. Never skimping on the carnage, evolving plot and beat downs comes another great issue of one of my favorite books, Frankenstein Agent of Shade. Brought to you by the ever talented Jeff Lemire, Frankenstein #3 finds us in the bowels of Monster Planet and surrounded by hundreds of baddies just waiting to be sliced and diced by the famed monster of Horror’s past.
What I love most about Frankenstein Agent of Shade is that it’s taken so many elements of what I love about comics and has managed to “Frankenstein” them all into one cohesive tale of exploration and mayhem. Now that we’ve found the four-armed gun toting Frankenstein’s Bride we can get down to some major killing. Seemingly trapped within Monster Planet, Frankenstein and his band of Creature Commandos must battle their way through endless hordes of nastiness and undead. Though the book isn’t all just blood and gore, there is a real sense of camaraderie happening between the various teammates and the level of doom just keeps increasing. If you like action, monster related puns, and teamwork then you’ll really dig this series. I can’t recommend it enough.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Frankenstein and his Creature Commandos are out to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and they’ve been out of bubble gum since the first page of issue #1!
Buy it! This is great comic book writing. At this stage of the game you don’t even need to be a fan of Hollywood monsters to enjoy this ride.