Paul Tobin pieces together a different kind of police force with Oni Press’ “Made Men: Getting the Gang Back Together”
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is a literary classic. That cannot be argued. What’s more, it’s a pop culture staple, and the monster has become one of the most recognizable monsters across multiple mediums. Sure, the intelligent creature of Shelley’s book is pretty far removed from the huge, lumbering monster that is likely the first image that comes to mind when you think of the work, but there’s no denying that the patchwork creature with bolts in its neck isn’t instantly recognizable.
What’s more, the concept at the center of the book is simple and easily mutable: man’s drive to overcome death. As such, Frankenstein has inspired countless adaptations, derivations, and other things that end in -tions in film, television, and literature. The latest example? Oni Press’ Made Men: Getting the Gang Back Together, an upcoming original graphic novel.
The book, from writer Paul Tobin, artist Arjuna Susini, and colorist Gonzalo Duarte, follows a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein as she uses the knowledge of her family’s legacy to bring her fallen squad of fellow police officers back from the dead. That’s pretty brilliant.
Eisner Award Winner Paul Tobin Breathes New Life into Frankenstein
Made Men: Getting the Gang Back Together out July 11th
PORTLAND, OR., June 29, 2018—Jutte Shelley is not just a cop, she’s a Frankenstein. Oni Press is excited to announce the trade paper volume of the critically-acclaimed favorite, Made Men: Getting the Gang Back Together, by Paul Tobin (Colder, I Was the Cat) and Italian artist Arjuna Susini, with colors by Gonzalo Duarte.
When Jutte Shelley and her squad are gunned down in an ambush, it looks like the end for the Detroit police officers, but Jutte comes from a very storied family… named Frankenstein. Using the secrets of her ancestors, Jutte enters the family business of resurrection, bringing her squad back from the dead. Sort of. As long as you don’t look too close. Eager for revenge, they’ve no choice but to team with the Detroit mob, using them for the resources to find the lowlifes who did them in, now that Jutte has quite literally gotten the gang back together.
Made Men: Getting the Gang Back Together will hit comic shops on July 11 and other retailers on July 26.