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PROMETHEUS IN CHAINS #1 review – A descent into madness that begs to be seen (Davis, DiRenzo, Zief, Lentz, Garner) Red 5 Comics

Writer: Rich Davis
Penciler: Jordan DiRenzo
Colorist: Alex Zief
Letterer: Dave Lentz
Cover Artist: Les Lindon Garner

Thanks to Rich Davis for the review copy!

A reimagining of the classic horror novel Frankenstein set during post WWII. The story tells the tale of husband and wife scientists, Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, who flee hostile Germany for the USA. Continuing their profession stateside they end up working on something which has dire consequences for the wife. The events that transpire send the husband spiraling out of control into a nightmare of his own creation. 

Wow! This was a really great read. I actually read it a few times before I sat down to write about it because it was just so emotional and devastating. I wasn’t really sure how to put it into words. Much like the original Frankenstein story this book is more about life than death. More about relationships and life’s complexities than the very monster itself. The dialogue is simple to digest and to the point. It speaks to the reader with a gentle nudge to push the story along while you feast on the gloriously drawn and colored pages. The art is alive with color, emotion and all the gore you could want in a horror title. It’s so vivid and detailed it could tell the story on its own but it’s only complete with Davis’s touch of prose which fully brings it to life. It’s a sad story about loss that we can all relate to as I’m sure many of us have tried again and again in our minds to figuratively bring back our loved ones or change their fates. Yet, to watch it unfold with our very own eyes transforms those thoughts into nightmares. Delivers us from man to monster. Hence, the idea of Frankenstein. This book takes that traditional story and puts a spin on it that is both fresh and intriguing. One that makes it more personal and with even greater consequences. It’s a descent into madness that begs to be seen. While he has only just scratched the surface, I believe Davis has deeper horrors and emotions to explore with us here. I, for one, can’t wait to read the next issue. 

My rating – 10/10 Fantastic! 

Prometheus in Chains #1 is set to be released on June 14th.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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