Frankenstein is a male comic superhero that features in DC Comics.
He was sent by S.H.A.D.E. alongside the Bride to accompany Dr. Francine Langstrom who wanted to cure his husband Kirk Langstrom from his transformation into the Man-Bat who was operating in Gotham. They managed to find him but their efforts to cure his condition was hampered by the arrival of Bizarro. The situation became more dangerous when Solomon Grundy was resurrected during the Blackest Night as a member of the Black Lantern Corps. Frankentein and the Bride attempted to stop the much stronger Grundy who was attempting to trigger emotional responses to consume the energy. This included ripping out Frankenstien's heart seemingly killing him but Grundy was then sent into the sun by his former friend Bizarro who sought to stop the carnage. The Bride mourned Frankenstein but it was revealed he was alive as he possessed a secondary heart that kept him functioning. (Superman/Batman v1 #67)
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
With the destruction of S.H.A.D.E. by Leviathan, Frank continued his operations in eliminating threats to the world such as a living plague born in a genetically engineered hybrid bovine being. He tracked his quarry to Monstertown in Gotham City where he eliminated the target but came to learn that his old enemy Melmoth was being resurrected. Thus, Frankenstein looked to find and stop his return leading to an encounter with the vampire Andrew Bennett. (Gotham City Monsters v1 #1)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
His body was noted to possess two hearts with one operating if the other was destroyed. (Superman/Batman v1 #67)
It was shown that the Sword of Michael could hurt Black Lanterns. (Superman/Batman v1 #67)
- Frankenstein was created by Edmond Hamilton and Bob Kane where he made his first appearance in Detective Comics v1 #135 (May, 1948).
- The character was based and adapted from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
- In Mystik U v1 (2017), during a battle against the force known as the Malevolence the mystical heroes of Earth lost but cast a spell to create an alternate world. On this world, there existed Mystik University headed by Miss. Psychic and was a place to train those in the magical arts. In this world, it was shown that Frankenstein was a lecturer at Mystik University.
In other media
- Detective Comics v1:
- Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein v1:
- Superman/Batman v1:
- Frankenstein: Agents of S.H.A.D.E. v1:
- Gotham City Monsters v1: