Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge (REVIEW)

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein:

Storm Surge (1-6)


Authors: Dean Koontz, Chuck Dixon
Illustrator: Andres Ponce
Category: Horror, Comic Book
Suitable for: Adults
My Rating: 3 Stars
Format Read for Review: E-book from the author/publisher
Pages: 138 (6 comic books about 23 pages each)

Description: Victor Frankenstein, in true form, creates a machine to raise the dead. Erika, one of his creations steps through a portal in his secret lab that takes her to a parallel dimension. The Victor in this universe has gotten a little bit farther on his evil plans, taking advantage of a storm he starts a zombie apocalypse using his powerful machine.

In Short: This version of Victor Frankenstein is incredibly evil, but his monster isn't a half bad guy. I have to say, I hated Victor's character in this rendition but if you like horror, comics, and zombies you may like this series. If you don't mind an ambiguous ending that leaves the conclusion up to your imagination you'll enjoy this.   

Pros: I enjoyed some of the humor and dark jokes in this comic, although the one-liners began to get a bit dorky. I always enjoy zombie horrors and I thought it was a fun twist on the Frankenstein stories to have a zombie apocalypse. The story is fast paced and full of action. It made for a quick entertaining read. I liked the idea of how the zombies were created by utilizing the flood to electrocute a crowd. The magic Deucalion (Frankenstein's monster) wielded was really interesting. This story blends science fiction, fantasy and horror.  

Cons: Overall pretty sexist feel to it. There is too much innuendo. Even toward this an intelligent woman who appears to be some sort of police officer or something, by someone she saved, and is working side by side with. Someone who should show a little respect. I mean she just shot up a zombie and is actively devising plans while he suggests they should be 'doing it.' The art is just OK for a comic book. For one thing some of the zombies look way too decomposed considering within a few moments they went from perfectly alive people to the walking dead. Some shouldn't be rotting just yet. Too many of the characters look alike and they all have the same body type. There are some editing issues with the text. Overall the story was OK but I didn't care for the ending, I would have preferred something more conclusive. The ending was kind of a slap in the face after all the buildup of the heroes struggling to save the world.

Parent's Guide: Partial nudity, sexual innuendo, references to abuse, violence, violence with guns.

To read the full story you'll need all 6 comic books. Approx. $12 and 138 pages total.

I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. 

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