Review by Publisher's Weekly Review
Ita reimagines Shelley's classic as a graphic novel that pairs fragments of the original text with cartoon images, comic book conventions (like speech bubbles), and pop-ups and other interactive elements. Victor Frankenstein resembles more a shabby office employee than a 19th-century scientist; he sometimes speaks in contemporary dialogue ("I can't wait for this experiment to be over. I need a vacation"), which sits oddly beside more formal lines. Pull-tab effects and pop-ups highlight key moments: horror dawns on Frankenstein's face as he beholds his creation; the oafish monster looms over his child victim, William; and Frankenstein sets fire to the female body parts he's collected. An unusual and intriguing homage. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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