Mary W. Shelley
Mary W. Shelley
In October 1961, Bizarro announces that he will create a new Bizarro World TV series about â€œGreat Heroes of Pastâ€ such as the Abominable Snowman and the Frankenstein Monster. He decides to travel through the time barrier into Earthâ€™s past to learn about these great "heroes" in order to write stories for his new television show.
Bizarro goes in search of the Frankenstein Monster, or as he calls him Frankenstein, but the â€œpoor addle-brained Bizarro doesnâ€™t realize that the Frankenstein monster was a fictional character that never existed!â€ Nevertheless, he travels to the year 1818 where the Idiot of Steel sees what he believes to be a clue to the famous monsterâ€™s whereabouts, in a form of a bolt in front of a house. As Bizarro picks up the bolt, he is struck by lightning and the â€œbooming thunderbolts awakens a womanâ€ who bears witness to the event. She says to herself â€œA Monster!..Oh! That..That Gh..Ghastly Face..!â€ Bizarro is discouraged at not finding his heroes and flies back to the present, but â€œto the woman it seems as if Bizarro simply vanishedâ€.
She thinks to herself â€œThat-that ghastly, frightening figure! That unforgettable monstrous face! Did I imagine it? Wait! That apparition and that name he utteredâ€¦ Frankenstein..has given me a weird inspiration!â€.
â€œImmediately, she sits down to write a fantastic, terrifying novel, fated to thrill many millions of readers for many generationsâ€¦â€the woman is none other than Mary W. Shelley and the novel is, of course, Frankenstein (Adv No.289, Oct 1961: â€œBizarroâ€™s Amazing Buddies!â€).