Mike Mignola to expand the Hellboy universe with Frankenstein Underground

frankenolaMike Mignola, the writer-artist behind Hellboy and its spin-offs, has announced a series entitled Frankenstein Underground that will begin in 2015. Ben Stenbeck will provide interior art, while Mignola will handle the scripts and cover art.

As the title suggests, the main character will be the man-made being from Mary Shelley’s immortal novel. Mignola describes his take on the character as being a combination of Shelley’s vision and the more familiar (but very different) Hollywood interpretation: “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.” With his new series, Mignola says that he will be “throwing the monster into an entirely new environment”.