Gris Grimly, the New York Times bestselling artist and creator of the beloved Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness, has long considered Mary Shelley’s classic tale of terror to be one of his greatest inspirations. He is now paying homage to it with a lavishly illustrated full-length adaptation, the first of its kind in this or any format. The tale of the hubris of Victor Frankenstein, the innocence of his monstrous creation, and the darkest desires of the human heart have never been more vividly represented on the page. Using an abridged version of the original text, Gris has created an experience that is part graphic novel, part prose novel, and all Gris Grimly: a bold sewing-together of elements both classic and contemporary.
Beautifully terrifying and terrifyingly beautiful, this is Frankenstein as you’ve never seen it before.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (maiden name: Wollstonecraft Godwin) (1797–1851) was a British writer. Mary Shelley was the daughter of William Godwin and she was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Mary Shelley is best known for her historical and Gothic novels. Her book Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818), in which a scientist creates life in human form, has been a lasting inspiration to other writers, filmmakers and scientists.