November 12, 2020 - Graphic Novel, Reviews
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Classical Comics

This is a graphic novel adaptation to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Therefore, the story is the same as the traditional novel that we know and love. However, the graphics that are added help tell the emotional story of what the characters are experiencing. The graphics are very detailed in the characters faces and the color choices of the panels. One of my favorite quotes from both the novel and this adaptation is a description of the monster from Frankenstein. In this, he says “Its gigantic stature and the deformity of its aspect instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life” (Shelley 44). This adaptation is really great for wanting to read Frankenstein, but not wanting to sit with the entire book. It has great graphics that help tell the story effectively, including only the most important details and dialogue. I believe that this is a really well constructed graphic novel that would benefit young readers and older readers.