Bernie Wrightson · Heads Up!

Heads Up: FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! by Niles and Wrightson

Coming soon from IDW:

I’ll update this post when more details are released.


UPDATE (06 March 2012):

Here’s the latest information, from IDW’s publishing solicitations for May 2012:

Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983.

Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, showing off the exquisitely detailed brush work of one of the greatest living artists in comics today.

Each issue will also include supplemental materials, including interviews, essays and a serialization of the original prose story by Shelley.

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

With very few exceptions, I simply don’t buy comics any more; however, I have a suspicion that this series will eventually be published as a hardcover companion to the Dark Horse edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, when it’s done. But if not, I guess I’ll just have to do without it.

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