Over the last week I’ve been enjoying a combination comic book art/literature find I stumbled across, a hardcover edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.
Bernie Wrightson is one of my favorite comic book artists, and Frankenstein is one of those books I’ve always been meaning to read, but kept putting off. The Wrightson art pushed me over the edge.
The book is wonderfully bound with a decent size type face. The Wrightson art is excellent, and inserted at just the right places to keep things interesting. Stephen King provides the introduction and it’s as engaging as an intro can be. I consider it a bonus that after I finish reading the binding is of sufficient quality that it do well as a conversation piece on a coffee or end table.
If you are looking for a wonderful piece for your library and some classic literature you can enjoy with a comic book twist, I highly recommend this hardcover edition. You can pick it up through Amazon for a discount off the cover price, Prime members will have it in two days with free shipping.