FRANKENSTEIN’S WOMB: The Monster

November 24th, 2008 | Work

From the forthcoming graphic novella, as illustrated by Marek Oleksicki:

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His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips.

– Mary Shelley


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  1. [...] Warren Ellis » FRANKENSTEIN’S WOMB: The Monster – His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips. [...]

  2. Awesome, can’t wait to read this.

  3. thats absolutely beautiful

  4. “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
    To mould me man? Did I solicit thee
    From darkness to promote me?” ~Milton, Paradise Lost (of course) ~just to add upon the brilliant, black & lustrous quote Ellis used from the genius of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley as written in the extraordinary, and most beautifully grotesque novel to her nightmare’s fame. Is there any other more brilliantly written psychological-horror ever written? Possibly, but none have the history of this Creation… and now this ever immensely creative, brilliant & prolific author brings forth a new vision & journey for us readers to endeavor, embark, eat. To follow Victor & ‘Adam’, the Modern Prometheus: the Man & the Monster, into a new desolation: “Day dawned; and I directed my steps towards the town.” Such steps as reflections I can now only imagine will be scratched with ink & blood into the ‘new dawn’ Mr Ellis will have cut from the Womb of the Dark to be digested with horror, mystery, madness and more. Another ‘atrocity exhibit’ for the Mind. “-top of the ascent.” I anticipate with anxiousness & absinthe the arrival of this new graphic novella as Neil Armstrong must have felt arriving, landing on the Moon: Mare Tranquillitatis (my earliest TV memory); near forty years ago… into darkness and distance. Into The Womb.

    Ah bloody Hell! the nonsense I just wrote: “The Womb” is a graphic novella not to be missed. It’s gonna be pure brilliance!