The debut of Made Men is coming on SeptemberÂ 6 from Oni Press! Check out this interviewÂ with me byÂ Mexi Gremillion atÂ Comicosity â€“ we talk aboutÂ how the Frankenstein mythos influenced the story and some of the themes that Made Men will be exploring as the title continues.
From the interview:
Mexi Gremillion: Why Frankenstein? What drew you to be inspired by that specific gothic tale? What brought you to creating a story around it?
Paul Tobin:Â Itâ€™s always been a huge influence on me. I remember watching the old films as a kid, and Victor Frankenstein was this incredible mix of genius and reckless madman. And the monster, literally raised from the dead, but as a composite creature, given life once more, but a new life: his old life and even his old world were incredibly out of reach. To him, he lived again. To the world, he was worse than dead. All of these various dichotomies are, I think rich avenues to study. Iâ€™ve always wanted to throw my hat into the ring and, more importantly, to go far beyond Victor, to explore other members of the Frankenstein family. History is rife in many areas with families that excel in the same areas: brothers who are incredible basketball players. Sisters who understand the intricacies of physics. That made me wonder, â€œWho else in the Frankenstein family had a talent for resurrection?â€
Read the rest of the interview atÂ Comicosity.
MADE MENÂ isÂ a new action dark-comedy mini-series written by me,Â and artistÂ byÂ Arjuna SusiniÂ (Mistry P.I., Shikari Force: Hunters) with colorsÂ byÂ Gonzalo DuarteÂ (Big Trouble in Little China, Brik), arriving in comic shops September 6, from Oni Press!
Variant cover by myÂ Colder teammate, Juan Ferreyra (Green Arrow)!