[[caption-width-right:180:He just wants to make a friend!]]
''[[http://frankieandstein.com/ 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 ''also'' FrankensteinsMonster best friend Adam, and Adam's also MadScientist sister Shelly.

!!This webcomic contains examples of:
* AdorableAbomination: Frankie
* {{Adorkable}}: Stein could certainly be considered such.
* AmbiguousInnocence
* BigBrotherInstinct: There seems to be some from Karl to Frankie, especially what with their mutual condition.
** [[WordofGod Confirmed.]]
* CheerfulChild: Stein.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: If you can call it that. His mother tells him to "make a friend". [[spoiler:He actually goes out and makes, by means of science, a friend.]]
* CreatingLife: Chapter 1 is all about Stein doing this for Frankie.
* CreepyChild: Stein is starting to venture into this, what with [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/01/21/page-23/ this strip]] See below, in Dissonant Serenity.
* CreepyDoll: "[[http://heavenstomurgatroyd.deviantart.com/art/SUTURE-tm-283254976 SUTURE(tm)]] will teach your child the meanings of loyalty, courage, and fear!"
* DeliberatelyMonochrome, of the pure black and white style. And it suits the tone very well.
* {{Department of Redundancy Department}}:
** meta version: "lying lie-face that lies" [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/06/08/page-79/ here.]]
* DissonantSerenity: 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. [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/01/21/page-23/ This]] strip, in particular.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Frankie
* GraveRobbing
* IHatePastMe: It appears as though [[spoiler: future Stein]] feels this way.
* MadScientist: Stein is a mini-version.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Stein has one, complete with table and octopus.
* MeaningfulName:
** Stein - the suffix of "Frankenstein"
** Frankie - a pun on the prefix of "Frankenstein"
** Shelly - a variation of the last name of ''Frankenstein'' author, Mary Shelley
** Adam - one of the names by which The Monster of ''Frankenstein'' is referred to
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Occurred with [[spoiler: Stein and Shelly]].
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Shelly claims that if this occurs [[YourHeadASplode their heads will explode.]]
** [[spoiler: Future Shelly tells her that it won't happen, because it didn't happen, because she does [[StableTimeLoop not recall her head exploding when it happened to her.]]]]
* ShoutOut: There are quite a few.
** ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'', both book and various movies.
*** All of the above listed MeaningfulNames
*** Karl's name is taken from [[WordOfGod Karl Frankenstein]] of ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''. While the namesake treats the Monster horribly, this is more of a homage to the [[Creator/DwightFrye actor]], who has played other iconic characters in ''Frankenstein'' fame.
** One of the various book titles, ''Trampling in God's Domain,'' on [[http://frankieandstein.com/2011/12/13/page-6/ this early page]] references debates about the story.
** To Creator/BorisKarloff's ''Film/TheBodySnatcher'' [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/01/17/page-21/ in this strip]].
** The [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angel]] in the graveyard.
** With the [[spoiler: time travel]] arc for Chapter 4, there are a lot of references to sci-fi pop culture:
*** Shelley claims that [[spoiler: Frankie's]] head will [[YourHeadAsplode 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 [[Series/DoctorWho the box]][[note]] The TARDIS[[/note]]," "the one with [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture the car]][[note]]The [=DeLorean=][[/note]]," and "the one with [[Literature/TheTimeMachine the Morlo-]][[note]]Presumably, Stein was going to say 'Morlocks', which are a type of creature in ''Literature/{{The Time Machine}}''[[/note]]"
** "Ground Control to Major Stein" references a Music/DavidBowie song.
** "Oh my Invisible Pink Unicorn!" references the parody deity, the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror.
* TimeMachine: Apparently [[spoiler: Shelly]] built one.
* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Shelly]]'s TimeMachine takes [[spoiler:her and Stein]] to the future where they meet [[spoiler:their teenage selves.]]
* TwitchyEye: A lot of it.
** Stein appears to be the most common offender. It's most commonly seen when he's happy, scheming, nervous, sad, uncertain - okay, it's a bit rarer to see him without it.
** Karl is probably a close second, which leads one to wonder if the eyetwitch is genetic. His instances seem restricted, however, to just when he's obsessing over something, annoyed, or uncertain.
** It must be contagious, following this logic. It has also been spotted in Adam and Frankie, in moments of concern, uncertainty, and being weirded out.
* TheUnreveal: Oh no, Karl's gonna find Frankie and know immediately what's going on! [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/04/23/page-63/ ...or, um, not.]]
* UnsoundEffect
* WhatTheHellHero: Stein on [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/02/29/page-40/ Page 40]]... What the hell, Stein?!
** Another one is in the works for [[http://frankieandstein.com/2012/06/15/page-80/ Page 80]]. That's AscendedFridgeHorror, right there.
* WrittenSoundEffect
* WrongTimeTravelSavvy: Shelly
* YourHeadASplode: What will happen to Frankie if Stein takes her [[spoiler: time travelling]], at least according to Shelly.
** Later disproven by [[spoiler: future Shelly]] as she doesn't [[spoiler: remember her]] head exploding when [[spoiler:she traveled through time.]]