Saturday, January 4, 2014

Graphic Novel Review of Frankenstein Agent of SHADE Vol. 2 by Jeff Lemire

Synopsis: "The mysterious organization known as S.H.A.D.E. protects the world from its most dangerous supernatural threats. But what happens when the threat comes from within S.H.A.D.E. itself? Frankestein and his Creature Commandoes must investigate suspected double-agents in their own field offices. Their first stop is the Untropolis--an exact copy of Metropolis that floats upside down in the 4th Cloud above Superman's hometown. Will Frank and company be able to stop the threat to S.H.A.D.E. before the organization gets capsized from the inside?"

My Review: After absolutely loving the first volume I had to immediately track down this volume. I have to say I was a little disappointed, I felt like the issues in this volume took a really odd turn to make them come out the way someone wanted. While I still enjoyed Frankenstein and his fellow Agents the story took a much larger role as opposed to the characters and I didn't connect as well with them. The storyline itself also felt a little scattered compared to the first volume. All in all it did not turn out how I would have liked nor was it anywhere as good as the first.
My Rating: It really is too bad this didn't stay on level as the first volume. That said maybe others would enjoy it more.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. Hummm... I am loving the new 52 and didn't know there was a Frankenstein series! I am going to hunt these down myself. Too bad you didn't love volume 2 like you did vol1. That happens. Will you continue on with the series??

    1. As far as I know there are only the two Volumes in this series which is a shame, because I love the characters, Father Time cracks me up. I have been finding the second volume is a let down a lot of the time (it happened with the Northlanders too). I haven't been into graphic novels for long but I do really enjoy the new 52.