Made Men #1
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Made Men #1

Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Arjuna Susini, Gonzalo Duarte Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

You don't know Jutte Shelley, but you might know her family. Before she was a Shelley, she was a Frankenstein. These days, she's a Detroit Special Ops officer. At least she was, until she and her entire team were ambushed during what should have been a routine call. Jutte watched as, one by one, her friends were gunned down. And then, in a flurry of bullets, Jutte fell too. But Jutte isn't like other people. She's a Frankenstein. And she knows all her family's secrets. Guess who's getting the gang back together?

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas Sep 16, 2017

    Made Men has the potential to become one of the best series currently being published. That may seem like an overstatement, but this first issue is rife with so much phenomenal story and art, delivering such a unique concept, that I assure you the potential is there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 6, 2017

    Made Men puts a refreshing take on the Frankenstein story, greatly expanding it and bringing it to the modern day. Most of the stories that return to Frankenstein focus on the monster and where it went next. This puts a nice new spin on it that is rife with possibilities. Jutte is reluctant to face her family history, but is forced to do so when she and her team are put in the crosshairs. Now she has a rag-tag group of monsters working to bring down the folks that put them in this position in the first place. All the torches and pitchforks in the world aren't going to stop them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicBuzz - Chris Adair Sep 13, 2017

    All in all, this is an excellent start to an exciting new series and one that I hope people will get behind. The team of Tobin, Susini and Duarte have created a world that youll be desperate to spend more time in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 5, 2017

    If the primary objective of the first issue of a new series is simply to hook the reader into picking up the second issue, then Made Men succeeds on all counts. And whether its the gripping opening, the thoroughly intriguing protagonist, the surprising twist or the eyebrow-raising final page, this new series ticks all the boxes, and reanimates the fairly lifeless crime revenge genre with a satisfying jolt. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 8, 2017

    This was just a great surprise on just how cool this book was and I really wish everyone could have the experience I had reading the first issue of Made Men. Not knowing anything at all about this series really made it a terrific read for me, I thought I had the story figured out and then it would throw a little twist in that would catch me off guard. I also love that final page it is the perfect set up and teaser for the rest of the series. Made Menis superbly done and will have you clamoring for more once you hit the final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 4, 2017

    Incredibly detailed in a scene that reminds us violence is graphic and awful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Sep 11, 2017

    At first read, it seems a little out-of-character for this I'll-do-better-next-time type to show up on the mob's doorstep, but that's survival, innit? When you're pushed often enough, you find new ways to push back. Or perhaps she's still got a few more lessons to learn. Either way, this is a first issue that begs for the rest of the story to follow, and soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 6, 2017

    Four-sixths of this issue is incredible. Those last two-sixths dip pretty hard though. They feel out of place with the rest of it, but also seem to be the norm for what's to come. I'll be back for the next issue because what's here in this first issue was good. It's not perfect, but it's a solid first issue for sure. That said, damn does that second issue have its work cut out for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2017

    Between Victor LaValle's Destroyer and now this series, it seems there's a trend of comic creators tackling modernized spins on the Frankenstein formula. That supernatural angle is enough to spice up what otherwise may have been a straightforward tale of vigilante revenge. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Sep 11, 2017

    I enjoyed the Frankenstein twist, Juttes secretive character, and how the cliffhanger at the end explains the main title of the story. Hopefully the next issue fills in the missing story gaps because overall it has been a great start to the series and I look forward to reading more! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Sep 6, 2017

    Made Men #1 is the start of something big. The series offers a lot of possibilities moving forward thanks to the interesting concept and engrossing artwork. The issue also seems to offer a twist at the end which was subtle hinted at throughout the book. Again though, if you couldnt tell from the reference to Robocop, this book is not for the faint of heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston Sep 6, 2017

    A passable introduction to an awesome premise that could have pushed its protagonist just a little more. Read Full Review

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