|skjam (skjam) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-10-30 06:33:00
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|Entry tags:||char: jack the ripper, creator: kaoru kurosaki, creator: nobuhiro watsuki, medium: manga|
(manga) Embalming--A musical interlude
It's Halloween week, so here's yet another horror-related post!
"Embalming--The Another Story of Frankenstein" takes place in an alternate Victorian era where the events in Mary Shelly's book more or less actually happened. Victor Frankenstein failed to destroy his notes, and copies of them have been distributed all over Europe. This has led various mad folk to create their own patchwork monsters, colloquially known as "Frankensteins." Most Frankensteins are homicidal maniacs, either due to the horror of the creation process, or because they weren't terribly stable to begin with.
The main heroes (at least in the part I'm posting) are Fury Flatliner, a spiky-haired fellow who hates all Frankensteins since his parents were killed by some; and Elm, a Frankenstein of superior construction quality and sanity, but stuck in the body of a loli. They quarrel frequently. In this storyline, they're investigating a series of murders in the East End, the Whitechapel neighborhood to be precise. They're joined by Inspector Abberline of Scotland Yard and Violet Kelly, a plucky orphan girl.