The Bride’s defiant hiss turns to screeching terror, her towering hairdo matching the flames around her, as the castle laboratory explodes, ignited by a spurned Mate-Never-To-Be. We belong dead!
The harrowing scene was captured by Mike Mignola for the Universal Monsters Illustrated collector’s card set published by Topps in 1994.
This excellent collection featured nine Universal classics illustrated by a who’s who of artists including Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Stelfreeze, Al Williamson, Dave Dorman, Todd MacFarlane, John Byrne and Basil Gogos. Mark Chiarello illustrated Frankenstein and Mignola drew, magnificently, the ten Bride of Frankenstein cards.
Mike Mignola launched a personal website this month, beautifully designed, as expected. The art gallery features a sketch study of Frankenstein’s Monster as only Mignola could imagine, complete with bolted nipples.
Thanks to John Rozum for the heads up.
Mignola’s covers for The Frankenstein Dracula War.