Erik Mona, writer of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #4, talks with writer Rik Hoskinabout Frankenstein: Storm Surge #5, both on sale this week from Dynamite. Art by Andres Ponce
ERIK MONA: Frankenstein: Storm Surge #5 starts with an army of zombies attacking the city during a storm. What are some of your favorite zombie influences, and how did they inspire the action in this issue?
RIK HOSKIN: My favorite zombie movie is Shivers directed by David Cronenberg, which has a nightmarish sense of mounting oppressiveness. That sense that you’re surrounded and completely on your own is a core fear, I think, and one that is carried through the best zombie fiction, extending to the fringes of the genre — stuff like Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend and Daniel A. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. My biggest influence for Frankenstein: Storm Surge, however, was picking up on the story and, crucially, style that outgoing writer Chuck Dixon had set in motion.
Read the full interview @ Bleeding Cool.