As a long-time horror fan and one who still appreciates the Universal fore-fathers, Young Monsters in Love promised a tantalizing twist to the 2018 Valentine’s Day.
Kelley Jones’ depiction of Swamp Thing planting a big, wet one on the Frankenstein monster’s bride while the cobbled creation looks on, set the mood.
This 80-page anthology is a mixed bag. Ten stories ranging from tale tellers James Robinson to Paul Dini with art by the aforementioned Mr. Jones, Guiseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Stephanie Hans, Javier Fernandez, Mirko Colak, Nic Klein, Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Razer Irving, John McCrea and Guillem March.
Jones is the perfect choice to render the opening Man-Bat story, worthy of a read. Skip the Frankenstein monster’s tale for Solomon Grundy’s as Superman passes along some words of wisdom to Superboy.
Too bad Raven’s – of Teen Titans – story isn’t more like Edgar Poe’s.
Dini does Deadman – gotta love alliteration – proud keeping Boston Brand from spinning in his grave.
Swamp Thing is represented by Russell and Frazer with a flowery tale. Pun intended.
The book is rounded out with some mediocre stories. Maybe the most memorable is the Mallah and Brain taboo romance.
The torrid torch the two carry deals with their dissimilar species, but same sex attraction.
Like the allure of any solicitation, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Don’t take my opinion, try it for yourself.Read More