Cover image for Victor LaValle's Destroyer / created by Victor LaValle ; written by Victor LaValle ; illustrated by Dietrich Smith ; colored by Joana LaFuente ; lettered by Jim Campbell.
Title:
Victor LaValle's Destroyer / created by Victor LaValle ; written by Victor LaValle ; illustrated by Dietrich Smith ; colored by Joana LaFuente ; lettered by Jim Campbell.
Title Variants:
Destroyer
ISBN:
9781684150557
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : BOOM! Studios, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as VICTOR LaVALLE'S DESTROYER No. 1-6."--Indicia.
Abstract:
"On a dreary November night in 1792, Victor Frankenstein used natural-- and unnatural-- science to reanimate the dead. Victor eventually died, but the monster never did. It hid away in Antarctica and thought itself free of humanity. But the world isn't done with the monster and one descendant of the Frankenstein bloodline yet lives..."
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Summary

Summary

The legacy of Frankenstein's monster collides with the sociopolitical tensions of the present-day United States.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein beseeched his creator for love and companionship, but in 2017, the monster has long discarded any notions of peace or inclusion. He has become the Destroyer, his only goal to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet. In this goal, he initially finds a willing partner in Dr. Baker, a descendant of the Frankenstein family who has lost her teenage son after an encounter with the police. While two scientists, Percy and Byron, initially believe they're brought to protect Dr. Baker from the monster, they soon realize they may have to protect the world from the monster and Dr. Baker's wrath.

Written by lauded novelist Victor LaValle ( The Devil In Silver, The Ballad of Black Tom ), Destroyer is a harrowing tale exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.


Author Notes

Victor D. LaValle is an assistant professor in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.