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Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

July 21, 2011

Title: Our Army at Gore                                   

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art:
Ibraim Roberson, Alex Massacci
Colorist:
Pete Pantazis
Letterer:
Pat Brosseau
Cover:
Doug Mahnke, Rod Reis
Editor:
Joey Cavalieri        
Publisher:
DC Comics

Frankenstein leads his new Creature Commandos through a Flashpoint world torn apart. But Velcoro, Griffith and Nina don’t know that their old ally’s daughter is tracking them down, with the help of G.I. Robot. Even if the world doesn’t tear itself apart, they may not make it out alive. Out of the Flashpoint spin-offs I’ve read, this is probably the one that has the least to do with the overall crossover. In fact, if they made only minor changes they probably could have used this to launch the new Frankenstein series that’s beginning in September. The team Jeff Lemire has created is about as classic as you can get – a vampire, werewolf, and gill creature teamed up with Frankenstein’s monster? Excellent combination. And with Shrieve playing Inspector Javert to their Jean Valjean, there’s definitely room here to build a rich, expansive universe. I know I’m being kind of presumptuous here – it’s possible that Lemire’s new Frankenstein series will bear very little resemblance to this miniseries – but I know that what I’m reading is cool enough that I want it to be like the new series. Roberson and Massacci do wonderful art as well – something soft and fanciful, but dark enough that it feels like it spilled from between the frames of a Universal Pictures classic. This is some of the most fun Flashpoint has provided yet.

Rating: 8/10

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