Prog 6 Frankenstein 2

Prog 06Story: Frankenstein 2
Appears: 2000AD Prog 6
Issues: 1
Writers: Malcolm Shaw
Art: Mike McMahon
Dated: 2 April 1977

Plot: Organ transplants are illegal so a gang hijacks ambulances to steal living organs.

Verdict: What sort of criminal calls himself Frankenstein 2? Frankenstein maybe, you are stealing bodies after all, but the 2? Really? And what parent calls their offspring “child” rather than use its name. Decidedly clunky wording.

This is a very simple four page idea. A great twist at the end sees Dredd arrest the fat cats benefitting from the illegal transplants for receiving stolen goods. Social commentary anyone?

McMahon’s dynamic panel layout brings energy and crams a lot of action into a short time.

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