Made Men #3
In Made Men #2 we were re-introduced to Jutte’s crew. Most of them are not the same people they were, but when you are bringing people back from the dead, everything does not go as planned. Sometimes you have to splice bits and pieces of people together, personalities change, and sometimes you have to put a lion’s head on an old teammates body! No matter what state of being “alive” they may be in, in Made Men #3 the team still has one goal in mind: dig up dirt on police chief Hubert and find out why he had them gunned down in the first place. Each member has a job to do and with Jutte Frankenstein in command, not much can go wrong… well until it does!
I am still enjoying the basic story concept in Made Men #3, with Jutte being a descendant of the Frankenstein clan and using her grandmother’s work to bring herself and others back to “life”. I am also enjoying all of the characters and how they are reacting to being this amalgam of different people and things after they are brought back from the dead. I do feel like I am losing a little bit of focus while reading Made Men #3; it does not feel as exciting or attention-grabbing as the first issue was. I am hoping maybe spending some more time with these characters will make me feel for them or something, but for now, while the story is interesting, it is having a hard time keeping me on board.
The art in Made Men #3 continues to give off a grungy type feel to the series. Arjuna Susini does some great character work and the dark colors by Gonzalo Duarte fit the tone perfectly. The art is good, nothing really special or outstanding but it really sets the tone for Made Men #3. The characters have a gritty look and “feel” to them that matches the whole being-patched-back-together-and-brought-back-from-the-dead part of the series. The art team does some good work with the darker tone and structure of the series; they play a lot with the darkness and I like the background details they put in. I am always a stickler for background details. It just makes the world feel so much more alive and real with those little things added in.
Made Men #3 almost lost me until a nice turn at the end that started to congeal the story a little bit better and set it back on a good path. I still really like the basic concept of the story; it just feels like the creative team is still getting its footing with these characters and what the series is all about. The art is not spectacular, but does a good job of setting the tone and feel of the series. I will probably give Made Men one more issue to decide if I should continue on or not. Hopefully, with the next issue it gets a foothold and continues in the right direction.
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