Here is a comic book project that comes with serious creds. Chuck Dixon has written for such diverse titles as Batman, Green Arrow, Conan, Transformers, The Punisher, The Simpsons and, currently, G.I.Joe. Artist Graham Nolan penciled a six-year run of Batman adventures in Detective Comics, he illustrated The Phantom Sunday strip and is currently drawing the syndicated Rex Morgan M.D. series.
Now, Dixon and Nolan are collaborating on Joe Frankenstein, a coming of age story about a teenager who learns he is a direct descendant of Victor Frankenstein. Joe Colin Pratt — a name loaded with Frankenstein references — finds himself under the protection of the Baron’s legendary Monster after he is attacked by supernatural force controlled by Frankenstein’s other creation, the evil Bride. Joe and his unlikely guardian angel must battle vampires, ghouls, zombies and sundry shape-shifters in a saga the authors refer to as “Harry Potter for the horror set”.
Dixon and Nolan are currently seeking patrons to help fund the proposed 4-issue comic book series.
Here’s the Joe Frankenstein website featuring an 8-page preview, and here’s the Kickstarter page where you can find out how you can support the project. Note that all pledges must be in by August 31, 2010.