Mike Mignola loves his monsters, and he’s teaming up with frequent collaborator Ben Stenbeck to tackle one of the most famous monsters of all time: Frankenstein. In 2015’s Frankenstein Underground, written (and covers) by Mignola with art by Stenbeck, they’ll bring the monster further into the Mignolaverse. Yes, this is in-continuity with Hellboy and B.P.R.D.
”It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola in a press release from Dark Horse Comics, publishers of all the Mignolaverse titles. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”
The series, which has no launch date aside from 2015, will feature an inquisitive Frankenstein’s monster with a “thirst for knowledge.”