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2048: Frankenstein #9

" The Vampire Killers "
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Frankenstein #9
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Gary Friedrich
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: John Verpoorten
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: March 1974
Release Date: December 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 178                 Times Rated: 120
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Despite being subjected to cruelty by the villagers, the Frankenstein Monster sets out to hunt down Dracula for their benefit.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein's Monster last appeared in Frankenstein #8. Frankenstein's Monster next appears in Frankenstein #10.
Supporting Characters
  Carmen Burnemissza
Carmen Burnemissza last appeared in Frankenstein #8. Carmen Burnemissza next appears in Frankenstein #10. Dies in this issue.
  Vincent Frankenstein
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Vincent Frankenstein in the mainstream continuity. Vincent Frankenstein next appears in Frankenstein #10.
Dracula last appeared in Frankenstein #8. Dracula next appears in Giant-Size Dracula #2.
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Issue Review
   December 31, 2013
Very enjoyable slugfest issue. Both characters come off very well, and the ending is good. 8/10
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  Drax Says:    
  2013-06-04 13:36:48  
  I'm surprised at how much I like Frankenstein right now. It might be Gary Friedrich. It might be because it's not Gerry Conway. Still, some things in this issue bugged me. First, Dracula could enter houses where he wasn't invited (as in Tomb of Dracula). Second, and there is place for further explanations, his skeleton was left at the top of a mountain although he was revived in his castle.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-09 07:57:59  
  Not as great as I expected, but the issue was still pretty good.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-15 09:46:31  
  So Dracula ultimately dies at the hands of Frankensteins Monster and not Drake?  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-03-29 16:26:39  
  I just see this as a mix of Silver Surfer and the Hulk, and I feel like we've seen this story before. Humanity is afraid of gentle misunderstood being that looks down on them for being overly violent. At the least provocation they lash out at everything around them. Rinse, repeat.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-31 06:31:48  
  I hope Frank, Rachel and the rest of them were taking notes; the Monster made it look easy to take down Dracula! It's gonna be hard reading Drac's mag because of this story; it just confirmed what we all already knew about Tomb of Dracula. It'll be painful seeing them trip over their own toes trying to do what one guy just did here.

And, nice touch what Carmen tried to do to the Monster. She inadvertently did us a favor; that's one character who won't talk our heads off! Except he probably has some miraculous healing powers; we never saw any burn injuries on him after that mob tried to burn him at the stake.

3 stars; not great, but much better than I thought it would be.


  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2017-11-18 12:13:31  
  Good Lord, this is handled so much better than Tomb of Dracula or Werewolf by Night. Good pacing, efficient language, and real consequences; I wish Marv Wolfman was reading and taking notes.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-26 21:07:47  
  Don't try and make out that the monster is actually a nice guy now because he's trying to take out Dracula. He's killed way more people in that village than Dracula has, what with dropping a boulder on them then going on a rampage.  

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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   January 27, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   October 31, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   April 6, 2016 fragsel Added Gary Friedrich creator listing.
   April 6, 2016 fragsel Added Vincent Frankenstein to the issue.
   April 6, 2016 fragsel Added Carmen Burnemissza to the issue.
   May 23, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   January 3, 2014 jfpj1991 Updated the listing for Frankenstein's Monster.
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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   June 13, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for Dracula.
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