Frankie and Stein is a webcomic by Margo Zeno about a little Mad Scientist named Stein whose mother tells him to make a friend......so he does.He robs "the cursed grave" and steals a brain, and, by the end of Chapter 1, Frankie is alive and ready for action!There are a few supporting characters, including Stein's cousin Karl, his alsoFrankenstein's Monster best friend Adam, and Adam's also Mad Scientist sister Shelly.
Dissonant Serenity: Stein acts this way... a lot. From graverobbing grinningly, to stealing a brain with a smile on his face, to excitedly explaining what he's going to do next half-way through creating his own Frankenstein's Monster with blood all over his face. Only, he's a little more upbeat than serene. This strip, in particular.
Karl's name is taken from Karl Frankenstein of Bride of Frankenstein. While the namesake treats the Monster horribly, this is more of a homage to the actor, who has played other iconic characters in Frankenstein fame.
One of the various book titles, Trampling in God's Domain, on this early page references debates about the story.
With the time travel arc for Chapter 4, there are a lot of references to sci-fi pop culture:
Shelley claims that Frankie's head will explode, citing "It is too science! I saw it on tv!" as proof. Stein tries to figure out where she got her "information," referencing "the one with the boxnote The TARDIS," "the one with the carnote The DeLorean," and "the one with the Morlo-note Presumably, Stein was going to say 'Morlocks', which are a type of creature in The Time Machine"
"Ground Control to Major Stein" references a David Bowie song.
"Oh my Invisible Pink Unicorn!" references the parody deity, the Invisible Pink Unicorn.