It's 1945 and Hitler's dead. The Red Army are swarming into Berlin with the Americans following closely. A Nazi officer gets a cryptic message to call a scientist in a gas mask and tell him to activate the plan. The action takes him to an underground lab where a man they believe to be a werewolf is shackled, Frankenstein's Monster is chained up, and the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula, lies in his coffin with a stake in his heart. This is all part of a mad scheme where the Nazi scientist believes he can bring Hitler back into a superior immortal form using these three creatures and thus fulfil the prophecy of the Third Reich lasting 1000 years.
Not a bad story eh? Bryan Johnson does a great job of bringing these Nazi whackos to melodramatic life as well as setting up great action scenes between the three Universal monsters along with the Mummy, fighting off hordes of Nazi zombies. Walter Flanagan looks like he's having a great time drawing chained up corpse like figures being tortured, bleeding scars scoring their bodies as bullets, knives, and Nazi shaped ninja stars get hurled at our three unlikely heroes. There are several pages which look like they belong on the cover of a heavy metal album.
It's a very enjoyable, fun comic book that looks like the creators had as much fun making as it is to read. Who are the real monsters in this story, the Wolfman or the Mengele-like sadists? Is the message Johnson and Flanagan are putting out. There's a sneak peak at the sequel which oddly puts the release date as Winter '07 but I can't find any mention of it on Amazon or elsewhere. Shame, I would've liked to have read it. Here's hoping they get this monstrously awesome trio back to fight the aliens in another volume of... WAR OF THE UNDEAD!