Frankenstein's Monster (Marvel)
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The Monster has superhuman strength (Class 10) and durability; he is immune to aging and conventional disease, has extraordinary resistance to pain, and heals from most injuries. Magical energies, such as Bloodgem fragments, have sometimes amplified his powers greatly.
Intense cold may send him into suspended animation, and he possesses an irrational fear of fire.
The character of Frankenstein's Monster in the earliest issues of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe had his first appearance listed as Silver Surfer (1968) #7 (he's shown in brief flashbacks in the issue). In the latest editions of the Handbook, his first appearance was changed and officially listed as X-Men (1963) #40. The Frankenstein monster in that X-Men story is shown to have been an android all along made by an alien culture 150 years ago and sent to the Earth as its first interstellar ambassador. The writers even go as far as giving the monster optic beams with more force than Cyclops' and magnetic boots. However, when Marvel created the short-lived Monster of Frankenstein series in 1973, that idea was dropped, and they just adopted the version from Mary Shelley's novel. One of the flashbacks in the X-Men issue has to be a reference to the original Frankenstein, not the robot, so it technically counts as his first appearance in the Marvel Universe and thus is listed as so in the later editions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #40
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#1 Book of the Dead (1993)
- 'Blood Runs Thicker...'#2
- 'Mummy's Girl'#3
- 'Like Life, Only Colder'#4
- 'In the Blood'
Comic Welten (1992)
#79 Coober Skeber (1997)
- 'Newcomer 2004 - Joscha Sauer'
#2 Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster (2010)
- 'The Marvel Benefit Issue'
HC Daredevil (2011)
- 'Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster'
#36 Deadpool (2016)
- 'On His Axis'#45
- 'The Death of Deadpool'
#14#28 Deadpool & Cable: Split Second (2015)
- ''Til Death Do Us... Part 1'#29
- ''Til Death Do Us... Part 6'
#4 Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet (2014)
- 'Chapter Four: The Future Isnt What It Used To Be!'
Deadpool: Last Days of Magic (2016)
Deadpool: The Gauntlet (Infinite Comics) (2014)
#8 Deutsche Helden (2004)
- 'Chapter VIII: Werewolf of London-Adjacent'#9
- 'Chapter IX: Gangs of New York'#10
- 'Chapter 10: When Cometh the Frightful Four'#11
- 'Chapter 11: Domestic Dispute'#13
- 'Chapter 13: Give Love a Hand'
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
#1 Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
- 'When Titans Chuckle!'
#1 Frankenstein (1973)
- 'Part One: Fight Fear with Fear'#2
- 'Part Two: Stranger Bedfellows'#3
- 'Part Three: Overcome'#4
- 'Part Four: The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...'
#1 Giant-Size Avengers (1974)
- 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!'#2
- 'Bride of the Monster!'#3
- 'The Monster's Revenge!'#4
- 'Death of the Monster!'#5
- 'The Monster Walks Among Us!'#6
- '--In Search of the Last Frankenstein!'#7
- 'The Fury of a Fiend!'#8
- 'My Name is...Dracula--'#9
- 'The Vampire Killers!'#10
- 'The Last Frankenstein!'#11
- 'And in the End--!?'#12
- 'A Cold and Lasting Tomb!'#13
- 'All Pieces of Fear!'#14
- 'Fury of the Night-Creature!'#15
- 'Tactics of Death!'#16
- 'Code-Name: Berserker!'#17
- 'A Phoenix Berserk!'#18
- 'The Lady of the House!'
#3 Giant-Size Werewolf (1974)
- '... What Time Hath Put Asunder!'
Halloween Special Issue (2008)
Howard the Duck (2007)
Hulk Monster-Size Special (2008)
Iron Man (1968)
#101 Legion of Monsters (1975)
- 'Then Came the Monster!'#102
- 'Dreadknight, and the Daughter of Creation!'
#1 Legion of Monsters: Werewolf By Night (2007)
- 'The Monster and the Masque'
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man (2013)
#1 Marvel Preview (1975)
- '99 Problems... One of Five'
#12 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'The Haunt of Horror'
#36 Marvel: The Lost Generation (2000)
- 'Once Upon a Time, in a Castle...'#37
- 'Snow Death!'
#5 MAX (2004)
- 'Wild in the Streets.'
#29 Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
- 'Legion of Monsters'
Monster of Frankenstein (2015)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos (2015)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (2005)
#5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Destroy All Monsters!'#6
HC vol. 04 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror 2005 (2005)
- 'Earthmover to Guardians of the Galaxy'TPB vol. 04
- 'Earthmover to Guardians of the Galaxy'
#6 Silver Surfer (1968)
- 'Active Mission: Dark Dimensions'
#7 Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
- 'The Heir of Frankenstein!'
#1 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Isn't It Bromantic? Part One'#15
- ''Til Death Do Us... Part 2'
#131 The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist of Death (2008)
- 'A Quiet Half-Hour in Saigon!'#132
- 'Kang War II'
#1 The Invaders (1975)
- 'Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death'
#31 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Heil Frankenstein'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#4 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'D-G: From Dragon Man to Gypsy Moth'
#4 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Doctor Strange to Galactus'
The Supernaturals (1998)
#3 Thor (1966)
- 'Can The Supernaturals Overcome Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster?'
#282 Thunderbolts (2013)
- 'Rites of Passage'
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#40 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'The Mark of the Monster!'
Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
#19 Wolverine and the X-Men (2014)
- 'More Pencils, More Books, More Teachers' Dirty Looks'#21
- 'The Greatest Freakshow on Earth'#22
- 'Big Top Hell'#23
- 'The Last Frankenstein'
- 'Wolverine is Dead - Eulogy, Part One'
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