Batman in the Horror Universe: THE TRUE STORY OF FRANKENSTEIN

16 Apr

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

Cover for Detective Comics #135 (1948)


Release Date: May 1948 (Setting is contemporary and 19th century)

Series: Batman (golden age)

Horror Crosses: Frankenstein (novel)

The Story: Batman and Robin travel back in time via hypnosis as usual where they meet Mary Shelley and become involved in the events of Dr. Victor Frankenstein creating his monster.

Notes: This is the original Batman and Robin, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson. Back in those days, a scientist would help them travel back in time by hypnotizing them and having them go back astrally yet taking form in the past, costumes and all. They would then proceed to mess around in major historical events. Here, it seems they were present during the events of Frankenstein, though Mary Shelley left their involvement out of her story. This is clearly meant to be Mary Shelley’s version of Frankenstein, not the later Spawn of Frankenstein series from DC.

For more Batman crossovers, click here.

For more Frankenstein crossovers, click here.  

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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