Review: Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1


Monsters come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are bad monsters…and there are good monsters. In this four-part Criminal Macabre story, “The Eyes of Frankenstein,” we find more than one reason to see the good in the ghoulish.

Your only price of admission is to know that Cal McDonald is a dead detective who keeps working on cases beyond death and tries to keep the streets safe from all the bad monsters out there, you know, like werewolves and vampires. Of course, there could be a bunch of good werewolves and vampires in the mix but we’re not concerning ourselves with that.

So, focus with me. The main concern here is figuring out who is killing off all the ghouls. As Cal will tell you himself, ghouls aren’t supposed to just die and it’s a pretty sad sight to see a ghoul just, well, just die and all. It’s just not natural! And then there’s the whole thing about Frankenstein popping up out of nowhere, especially since we were so concerned over the unnatural deaths of all these ghouls. What is Frankenstein doing showing up out of nowhere like that??

The reason that a twist of fate should join Frankenstein with Cal MacDonald is pretty straightforward. Frankenstein has no eyes!! I’m serious, something happened to his peepers. And it is up to Cal MacDonald to set things right. Finding new eyes for Frank is only the beginning. Whoever, or “whatever,” took his eyes is probably wrapped up in this whole ghoul killing spree too. Does this sound like a fun story, or what?

This is written by Criminal Macabre’s creator, Steve Niles, and drawn by Dark Horse powerhouse Christopher Mitten. A good story has to do with knowing when to take a moment and build it up and you’re in good hands with these guys. You will believe that ghouls can talk, feel, and even fear death.

Visit our friends at Dark Horse Comics here and pick up a copy of “Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1,” out September 25, 2013.

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