First Look at Michael Walsh’s Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1
The First Chapter of the Four-Part Limited Series Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Launches August 2024
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

With all due respect to Dracula, the Xenomorph, King Kong, and Godzilla, the greatest of all movie monsters will forever be Universal's Frankenstein Monster. So it's with our deepest pride and humility that we present today's first look at our next Universal Monsters series -- Universal Monsters: Frankenstein! Written and illustrated by Michael Walsh (of Creepshow: Joe Hill's Wolverton Station fame), Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 arrives August 28th to see your summer out in style and welcome in the spooky season. Check out a gallery of pages and star-creator-studded variant covers from the issue after these official details...

Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics, in partnership with Universal Products & Experiences, revealed a stacked slate of variant covers and interior pages from Universal Monsters: Frankenstein, a new four-issue limited comic book series from award-winning artist/writer Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin).

Longtime fans of the iconic 1931 Frankenstein film and new fans alike can expect to be completely enthralled by this new horror classic when issue #1 hits comic book shops on August 28, 2024.

Comics superstar Michael Walsh resurrects one of the most iconic monsters of all time in a jaw-dropping, re-imagining of the horror hit. Readers can expect each issue of the limited series to tell the shocking story behind one of the corpse parts used to create the unforgettable monster in the original film.

In this first issue, Dr. Henry Frankenstein begins his unholy quest to create life by robbing the grave of a decorated police officer to find necessary parts, specifically a strong pair of hands. But little does he know that the corpse has a son who is mourning a father – and that this young boy will forever change Frankenstein’s life.

In addition to the main cover by Michael Walsh, Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 boasts a variant cover lineup from top artists including Joshua Middleton, David Talaski and Christian Ward, as well as the first of a four-part connecting cover series by Francesco Francavilla and a blank sketch cover.

Universal Monsters: Frankenstein is the third Universal Monsters comics series launch from Skybound, following James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ Dracula (which netted Simmonds a BEST PAINTER/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST (INTERIOR ART) Eisner Award nomination) and Dan Watters, Ram V, and Matthew Roberts’ Creature From the Black Lagoon Lives! Frankenstein will be followed by more new limited series pairing the biggest names in comics with pop culture’s most iconic monsters.

Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 (of 4) (Lunar Codes Below | SRP: $4.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, and Omnibus on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.

The full list of covers is below:

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover A by Michael Walsh (Lunar Code 0624IM238)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover B by Joshua Middleton (Lunar Code 0624IM239)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover C (1:10 Connecting) by Francesco Francavilla (Lunar Code 0624IM240)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover D (1:25 “Classic Horror” B&W) by Joshua Middleton (Lunar Code 0624IM241)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover E (1:50 Incentive) by David Talaski (Lunar Code 0624IM242)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover F (1:75 Incentive) by Christian Ward (Lunar Code 0624IM243)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover G (1:100 Foil) by Christian Ward (Lunar Code 0624IM244)

  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Cover H Blank Sketch Cover (Lunar Code 0624IM245)

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