I've posted a few covers for Marvel Comics' Frankenstein series (and will have a few more scattered here and there in the coming months)... but here's a couple grouped together to give you a better idea of what it was about!
Despite what the cover logo says, the book was never officially titled "The Monster of Frankenstein" or "The Frankenstein Monster," it was always "Frankenstein"!
The series started out as a period piece, taking place in the same era as Mary Shelley's novel, but with this issue, the Monster was brought to the modern day... probably to see if sales would increase, plus the opportunity to have the Monster meet up with other Marvel monsters as well as their heroes!
Also, in the coming months, I'll have even more comic book covers featuring the Monster, or variations on him!
I'm not sure what prompted this toy line (which was fairly short-lived, from what I can tell). Take an Evel Knievel motorcycle, combine it with a monster figure, and you've got Scare Cycles! It was Ideal who produced both the EK toys and these, so it's possible after their EK license expired, they were looking for a way to capitalize on the technology that revved up the motorcycles...
The Blog of Frankenstein is your daily destination for vintage Frankenstein-related goodies, including posters, lobby cards, stills, toys, and other coolness! And yes, I know that Frankenstein was the doctor, and not the monster... but the term has become such common use thanks to toys and the like over the years that I don't have a problem sometimes using "Frankenstein" to refer to the monster.
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