Fun The Frankenstein Monster & Ygor's Brain?

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    Okay... So what's the deal with Ygor's brain?

    We know that it was plonked into the skull of the monster at the end of GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN.....






    And we know that the Monster was supposed to talk in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, and that it was still Ygor in there..... (admittedly all chopped out by the studio)







    But, after that, it all seems to get.... uncertain......

    The monster is back to being a dumb brute for the remainder of the run....

    What happened to Ygor's brain, intelligence - and voice?



    The chronology should be this.....

    ABBY NORMAL'S BRAIN:

    FRANKENSTEIN
    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
    SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
    GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN... (Mostly)


    YGOR BRAIN:

    GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (Ending)
    FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN
    HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
    HOUSE OF DRACULA
    ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN


    But I get no sense of Ygor being in there during much of the latter half of the run...

    What gives?



     
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    I was always gobsmacked that Ygor was able to convince the Monster that swapping brains was a good idea. "Tonight, I, Ygor, will die for you!"

    Yeah, while Abbey's brain gets chucked on the compost heap!

    Some friend! :emoji_head_bandage:
     
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    Canon or not, we are told who Abbey Normal really was in this Dark Horse paperback, as Frankenstein searches London and finds out who the unwitting donor was....

    Will have to dig it out of the attic and read it again...



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    Following his lab's explosion, Henry and Elizabeth Frankenstein head to London for a rest (and to avoid possible criminal charges). The monster, still alive, follows, but winds up in the Whitechapel district. There, he's mistaken for a disfigured, mentally disabled man and befriended by local prostitutes. When one of the whores is horribly murdered, the creature roams the area, hoping to protect the survivors. This brings him in contact with the real killer-Jack the Ripper. After 47 years, he's back in action. His 1887 slayings (sacrifices) extended his life. Now he's aging again and desperate to remain alive, and sees in the reanimated corpse of the Frankenstein monster a possible new way to live forever. Henry, the monster and Jack the Ripper's fates become entwined as Jack the Ripper hatches a plan to frame the monster for the killings, to force Henry to reveal his secrets of life and death.
     
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