Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

Bleeding Cool favourite Paul Cornell is known for many things. Writing Doctor Who for TV, audio and novels and the creator of Bernice Summerfield. The writer on comic books Captain Britain, Wolverine, Action Comics, and co-creator of comics Demon Knights and Knight & Squire for DC, and comic book/TV series Saucer Country. And now he is co-creating a new comic book from Heavy Metal in April, Modern Frankenstein with another Bleeding Cool favourite.

Emma Vieceli is a comic book writer and artist, known for Young Avengers, Life Is Strange, Breaks, Manga Shakespeare, Back To The Future, and also Doctor Who. She is also responsible for the very existence of a publishing comics section at MCM London, with the Comics Village which she maintained, developed and curated being responsible for many comic book creators careers and livelihoods in the UK. And now, with Paul Cornell, and colourist Pippa Bowland, giving us Modern Frankenstein, a title that recalls Mary Shelley's full title, Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus.

Elizabeth Kleve is a brilliant young medical student, attracted to the waspish, charismatic surgeon James Frankenstein. He wants to further medical science… by all means necessary. So how far is Elizabeth prepared to go? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear.

Paul Cornell, Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal
Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

And published by Heavy Metal Magazine in April 2021. Oh and they've even got another Bleeding Cool favourite, Jamie McKelvie, to draw the variant cover. I get the feeling we are really going to lie this comic book.

Paul Cornell, Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal
Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

Here are the publishers' solicitations for the month – though curiously missing the magazine itself.

MODERN FRANKENSTEIN #1 CVR A VIECELI & PIPPA (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

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(W) Paul Cornell (CA) Pippa Bowland (A/CA) Emma Vieceli

Discover the next thing in horror from award-winning writer of television and comics Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine) and acclaimed artist/writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who, Life is Strange), along with color artist Pippa Bowland and letterer Simon Bowland! Elizabeth Kleve is a brilliant young medical student, attracted to the waspish, charismatic surgeon James Frankenstein. He wants to further medical science… by all means necessary. So how far is Elizabeth prepared to go? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear.

In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

MODERN FRANKENSTEIN #1 10 COPY MCKELVIE INCV (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

FEB211342

CHASING THE DRAGON #3 (OF 5) CVR A MENTON3

CHASING THE DRAGON #3 (OF 5) CVR A MENTON3
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

FEB211338
(W) Denton J. Tipton (A/CA) Menton3

Enter a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons. After a harrowing crossing of an acid lake, two escaped slaves encounter dwarves who mine beneath Mount Brimstone, supplying the materials that feed the kingdom's addiction.

In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

CHASING THE DRAGON #3 (OF 5) 10 COPY QUAH INCV
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

FEB211339

Paul Cornell, Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

COLD DEAD WAR #2 (OF 4) (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

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(W) George C. Romero (A/CA) German Ponce

The first covert mission begins for The Pacific Pearl, a group of zombie pilots trained to defend American democracy, especially if they have to kill for it. This is the secret history of American combat, and the story of the undead soldiers who fought to keep their nation safe.

In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Paul Cornell, Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

SUNEATER #5 (OF 9) (MR)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

FEB211343
(W) Dylan Sprouse, Joe Harris (A) Diego Yapur (CA) Simone Bianchi

Ninth century Norway. In the battle to save his son, the warrior Kveldulf loses his control over the wolf-like parasite Garm Goldwulf, as he creates a trail of bloody carnage on his way to kill King Harald.

In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Paul Cornell, Emma Vieceli's Modern Frankenstein From Heavy Metal

TAARNA (2020) #5 (OF 6)
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

FEB211344
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Al Barrionuevo (CA) Christian Ward

After a near-death experience from her battles against the servants of Kako, Taarna dons her all-new, celestial armor to fight a bloody and terrible war. Can the last Taarakian and her ally, the young woman called Shaan, stop the army of Urcuss?

In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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