Mary Shelley is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in science fiction and horror literature. The fact that she wrote Frankenstein as part of a fun competition among friends is frankly incredible—made even more impressive by the fact that she was just 19 years old at the time.
But was Frankenstein proof of her amazing imagination, or was it spun from her own memories? According to the plot of new historical fiction comic series Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter, the story may actually be based on true events.
Set in Geneva in the winter of 1816, the series sees Shelley, her fiancé Percy, her sisters Claire and Fanny, and her poet friend Lord Byron discovering a gruesome secret at the creepy Frankenstein Estate. Published by Aftershock Comics, the story was crafted by Adam Glass and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, with art by Hayden Sherman.
Issue #1 of Mary Shelly: Monster Hunter is out now.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)