The monster strikes back against his maker! Well, sort of… This is Boris Karloff goofing around with legendary makeup artist Jack Pierce, who created the iconic grotesque looks of Frankenstein’s monster, his bride, Imhotep the mummy, and Gwynplaine (from The Man Who Laughs, the inspiration for The Joker), among others.
Also note that this footage was not colorized; the makeup for Frankenstein’s monster, though photographed in black-and-white, really was this shade of green, via fuckyeahallhallowseve.
…for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters.
Batman commission by John Byrne. 2006.