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2178: Legion of Monsters #1 (v1) [A Story]

" The Monster and the Masque "
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Legion of Monsters #1a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Neal Adams
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Val Mayerik
Inkers: Dan Adkins
Editors: Tony Isabella
Cover Date: September 1975
Release Date: August 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $1.00
Times Read: 171                 Times Rated: 116
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
When Frankenstein's monster stumbles into a costume party he is welcomed as a friend, but not all the guests treat him as one.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein's Monster last appeared in Giant-Size Avengers #3 (v1). Frankenstein's Monster next appears in Monsters Unleashed #10a (v1).
Supporting Characters
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Cynthia in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Andy in the mainstream continuity.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by George in the mainstream continuity.
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Issue Review
   November 25, 2015
What a strange, unsatisfying story. The beast-mesmerised-by-beauty angle is plain awful, but as soon as it clumsily becomes a murder story… it gets even worse!! 2/10
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  leisch Says:    
  2014-03-03 16:15:18  
  I just feel sorry for the 10 year old kids who spent money on this hoping for monster team-ups and found out there was no "Legion".  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-09-19 20:48:01  
  Frankie story was good.  

  CrangTheCimmerian Says:    
  2014-12-04 07:53:19  
  Frankenstein Monster getting wasted and picking up the girl at the party... awesome.  

  Xythe Says:    
  2015-03-30 16:53:57  
  First story was much better than expected, 2nd, not so much.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-17 00:52:33  
  Bad, pointless.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-02 16:15:26  
  Ill give it a chance. The stories were decent.  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-07-28 21:17:28  
  I liked the Frankenstein one a lot. One of the best stories he has been in methinks. The second one was pretty bad though. How come there were two manphibians? Did I miss something?  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-15 23:56:55  
  Oh poor old Frankie-boy. He finally found a place where he was accepted and fit in, but it was simply a passing dream. At least he got to kill someone as is his desire.
Methinks that the artist may have some issues to be working out judging by the costume of the woman with the snake penis. Maybe he's one of those men that those "gay people" like to pick on. Seriously, what was up with that?!

  g2thet Says:    
  2016-07-22 11:48:39  
  I gave it an extra star for making me lol at the snake***bikini. Weirdest thing I have ever seen in a comic. As for the story, meh. 3 Stars!  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-11-06 10:22:12  
  I feel like the caliber of Douglas Monench's stories have really been improving.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-11-28 19:55:56  
  Wow, Frankie gives me some hope. If he can pick up a hot girl at a party.....

First outward reference to being gay in a comic? That had to have been something back in 1975. And that snake appendage bikini on that one woman? I have no words. Saw pasties on another girl too; they were really pushing some limits here. Nonetheless, this was a good story. Liked the misdirection that jester character accomplished, even if it made his reveal predictable.

3 stars. Had a little bit of a chuckle at the subscription ad for this title; it ended up being a one-shot.

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Date User Name Update
   February 21, 2018 TStarnes
   May 17, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 13, 2016 fragsel Added George to the issue.
   April 13, 2016 fragsel Added Andy to the issue.
   April 13, 2016 fragsel Added Cynthia to the issue.
   September 12, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   September 12, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Manphibian.
   September 25, 2014 Neskit Added blurb for this issue.
   March 26, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   January 3, 2014 jfpj1991 Updated the listing for Frankenstein's Monster.
   July 12, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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