The monster of Frankenstein was created by the brilliant scientist Victor Frankenstein. Although the creature was intelligent and sensitive, Frankenstein believed he had created a monster. When the creature demanded a mate, Victor agreed, only to change his mind and kill his new creation.
Marvel's Frankenstein Monster was created by Roy Thomas and Don Heck and first appeared in a flashback in the pages of The (Uncanny) X-Men issue 40 (1968). He is, of course, inspired by the Monster of Frankenstein created by Mary Shelly in the late 19th century. The Frankenstein Monster is not to be mistaken for the Frankenstein Android, which also first appeared in the pages of (Uncanny) X-Men issue 40 (1968).
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When the monster's bride was destroyed, he was devestated. For revenge, the creature killed Victor's youngest brother William. But he did not stop there.On Victor's wedding night, he killed his bride Elizabeth to settle the score. He left for the Arctic and was pursued by Frankenstein, who ultimately died searching for him. Nearly a century later, the monster was found in the ice by Robert Walton IV who was exploring the region. The monster began to search for descendants and found Vincent Von Frankenstein, the great grandson of Victor's brother Ernst.
Vincent tried to gain control of the monster for his own evil purposes until he was killed by one of his servants. After this, the creature entered another icy grave, only to be found again and put on display at a fair. A crime organization known as I.C.O.N. soon began their efforts to detain him and made their own creations to stop him. After befriending Ralph Caccone he soon met another of his creators descendants - Veronica Frankenstein.
Veronica wished to atone for her family's mistakes and even gave him surgery that would allow him to speak.
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But he eventually started a mission to kill all of the members of Victor Frankenstein's family. After killing all but the last member he finds his way to Westchester in control of the Murder Circus. After finally finding Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen he set out to exact his final revenge. He is eventually stopped by the X-Men he has previously had under mind control by Calcabrina.
In Other Media
- Japanese studio Toei produced an anime TV film starring Frankenstein in 1981 as part of their collaboration with Marvel.
- Frankenstein appears in the Ultimate Spider-Man episodes "Blade" and "The Howling Commandos," voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
- Kevin Michael Richardson reprises his role as Frankenstein in several episodes of the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. animated series.
- Frankenstein's Monster was featured in ToyBiz's Marvel Legends line as part of a horror-themed box set that also included the Zombie, Werewolf by Night and Dracula.
- Frankenstein's Monster was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Bowen Designs created a Frankenstein statue.