The first volume in Yoe Book's thrilling new series, The Chilling Archives of Horror, fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time... Frankenstein!
Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. Briefer created a bizarre, twisted version of the classic Frankenstein that is legend among comic book aficionados. If you like the comic book weirdness of cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, and Boody Rogers, you're sure to thrill over Dick Briefer's creation of Frankenstein.
The large format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and '50s comic books. Briefer did both a dark horror take and a more humorous--yet twisted--styling of Frankenstein, and both are powerfully showcased here. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction with rare photos of the artist, original art, letters from Dick Briefer, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer's Frankenstein--and much more!
"Dick Briefer's Frankenstein is a classy addition to the library of any fan of comics history. The work is classic and the presentation top-notch. Yoe is on a roll, with recent collections of 'lost' work by Dan DeCarlo and Joe Shuster and several other great books in stores now."
Rudy Panucci Blogs.WVGazette.com
"The packaging itself is very attractive, with die-cut hole cut in the cover featuring the 'classic' monster, allowing the eyes of the 'funny' monster to show through. It makes for a creepy effect which I was not allowed to leave sitting out because it upset my wife. [...] This book is #1 in The Chilling Arhives of Horror Comics and the title page promises 'future volumes of Dick Briefer's Frankenstein and The Chilling Arhives of Horror Comics are planned.' I hope so, because I would like to see more."
Jeff of Earth-J CaptainComics.ning.com
"A handsome new book!"
--Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post
"Craig Yoe has dug up never-published artwork, artifacts, and letters that will bring Herriman to life for the uninitiated while giving fans something new to feast on."
--Chris Nichols, LA Magazine
"Yoe's affection for the subject and its creator is clear from the loving attention to detail found from cover to cover."
--Robert Greenberger, ComicMix.com