Saturday, 23 January 2016

RECOMMENDED READING: DICK BRIEFER'S FRANKENSTEIN & IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION...


Images copyright YOE BOOKS/IDW PUBLISHING

All you really need to know about this book is on the back cover,
so I won't hit you with any redundant waffle from me.  I first read about
DICK BRIEFER's FRANKENSTEIN comicbooks back in 1977, in The
FRANKENSTEIN FILE, a book edited by PETER HAINING.  There was
a chapter by DENIS GIFFORD, in which he admitted ripping off Briefer's 
version of the monster for CRASH COMICS #1, although he rechristened
him KRANKENSTEIN, The Monster Funster.  However, visually,
he was a carbon copy of the U.S. PRIZE COMICS original .
    



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Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Next up, comes MARVEL's EPIC COLLECTION
of IRON FIST.  Again, read the back cover (below) for the
relevant info.  Both these books are doubtless available in your
local FORBIDDEN PLANET comics store, so pop right along
today and treat yourself to at least one of them.  You'll be glad
you did!  So what're you waiting for? Get going.

5 comments:

Rip Jagger said...

Have the Frankenstein book, it's a dandy. I have the Iron Fist stories now only an Essentials volume having traded off my originals. The Epic volume looks quite handsome.

Rip Off

cerebus660 said...

If the Iron Fist collection does begin with the Marvel Premiere issues, then credits are missing on the cover for the strip's creators - Roy Thomas and Gil Kane :-(
Byrne and co came later...

Kid said...

It is, Rip - and in full colour, too, which is an advantage over The Essentials volumes.

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I guess most of the stories are by the three cover names, Cer. Or maybe it's because they're the guys most associated with the character. (Or it's simply an oversight.)

Phil said...

Roy never wrote another Iron Fist story. (I'm reading his 2014 interview in Alter-ego). That's Saber Tooth on the back cover. He was originally an iron Fist villain.

Kid said...

Just read the first story last night, Phil. Not too bad at all.

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