Wow. Response to Madame Frankenstein #3 has been fantastic. It's really getting Megan and I pumped up as we head into the final lap. She's inking away on the finale.
Here's what some people have had to say.
Megan Levens’ art is so moody. It fits the atmosphere perfectly. I am not sure if black and white was the intentional color scheme but it works perfectly. The first image that comes into anyone’s mind when they think of Frankenstein is the classic Universal movie. Not coincidentally in black and white. It also works in the sense that the story itself takes place in a long gone time period. Levans’ facial expressions are also so spot on. This book is like watching a drama on tv and so the body language and facial expressions have a huge part in making the story work overall. She does a fabulous job.
This keeps coming up. Yes, we chose black-and-white on purpose, just for the record.
* 140 Character Reviews: Multiple writers share their tweets about comics. There are several for Madame F, and also one for Archer Coe. Example:
* Nothing But Comics: They include us in the best covers of the week. "I really like the minimalism of this composition. Quite evocative . . ."
"Madame Frankenstein" has taken a unique blend of elements and made a many-angled, multilayered plot out of a straightforward Frankenstein story. Jamie S. Rich has crammed a whole lot of character development and backstory into only three issues, and he has a beautiful ear for vintage dialogue that doesn't sound hokey. Getting to see past Courtney in this issue was a treat. With her snappy lines and command of a room, it was easy to understand how Vincent and Henry fell in love with her. The narrative's movement between past and present is also fascinating, and it could have been utterly confusing with a less skilled writer and artist.
Speaking of the artist, Megan Levens' work feels refreshingly effortless. Her body language is readable at a glance, her faces are expressive and her period details never feel like obvious chronological signposts. They're just seamlessly, quietly integrated.
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