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Young Frankenstein
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Teen Titans vol. 3 #38
(September 2006)
Created by Geoff Johns (writer)
Tony Daniel (artist)
In-story information
Team affiliations Teen Titans

Superhuman strength, stamina, and endurance

Young Frankenstein is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics.

Publication history

Young Frankenstein first appears in Teen Titans vol. 3 #38 (September 2006) and was created by Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel.

Fictional character biography

Little is known about the origin of Young Frankenstein. At one point, Young Frankenstein was a member of the Teen Titans in-between the events of Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. A picture of him clearly shows him as a younger version of the famous Frankenstein's monster, another DC Comics character based on the famous monster and a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory. What the connection is between the two has yet to be explained.

He finally made an appearance during the World War III event where he and the other Teen Titans tried to help stop a rampaging Black Adam. The group confronts the murderer at the Greek Parthenon. Zatara is badly injured. Young Frankenstein grabs Black Adam, who then rips off his arms. At that point the Titans leave their wounded to the care of rapidly approaching Greek authorities. Martian Manhunter, disguised as a medical worker, goes into Young Frankenstein's mind and learns that he is still alive and in great pain. Martian Manhunter soothes his mind, staying with him until his death.

In the DC Infinite Halloween Special, Victor Zsasz revealed the final fate of Young Frankenstein in a tale called "...In Stitches". As his remains were being carried away in a helicopter, it was struck by lightning. His body was blown to bits, and the individual pieces began moving on their own, killing anyone in their path for new flesh. Young Frankenstein was finally able to pull himself back together in Albania and began walking on the bottom of the Ionian Sea with a need for revenge.

According to promotional materials for the new Terror Titans series, Young Frankenstein, whose final story is now revealed to be true and not a fabricated Halloween tale, is stated to be one of the imprisoned heroes forced to fight on the behest of the Apokoliptan gods on Earth in the Dark Side Club. After being rescued from the club by Miss Martian, Young Frankenstein was offered a spot on the new Teen Titans roster, but declined.

He also appears in a pin-up drawn for the final issue of Teen Titans.

Powers and abilities

Young Frankenstein possesses super-human strength, stamina, and durability. He is also an expert at hand-to-hand combat.