Island Moreau #2, IDW

A pulse-pounding conclusion, The Island of D. Moreau #2 (IDW Publishing) captures the gore and suspense from the renowned sci-fi/horror novel. A brilliant adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel, this is the violent chapter of genetic engineering having gone amok.

Ellie learns more about Moreau’s experiments on the animals that have been brought to the island. At the same time, the animals start to question the authority of the man who changed them. Will Moreau’s hubris lead to his own downfall? Will Ellie escape the island? 

Here are 5 reasons why you should read The Island of D. Moreau #2

5) The Book!

Having written essays about The Island of Dr. Moreau in high school, I love the changes made in this stellar adaptation. Interestingly, Edward Prendick is now Ellen Prendick; which benefits the tale in many ways. I have read essays about how there are very few female characters actually in the works of H.G. Wells. I see their point but that’s not this debate.

4) The Writing!

This part of the adaption by Ted Adams and Gabriel Rodriguez captures the violent chapters of novel as the animal/human hybrids run amok. Pendrick struggles to understand the hybrids as they rebel against their masters. The lettering by Robbie Robbins captures Ellie’s constant state of fear as she is being chased and stalked by the other inhabitants.

3) The Artwork!

Dr. Moreau finally makes his introduction in this installment. In Moreau’s character design, Gabriel Rodriguez illustrates an evil scientist who basks in playing an uncaring God. Just like in the novel, when characters die, Rodriguez makes sure they get their comeuppance in gruesome ways.

2) The Colors! 

The colors by Nelson Daniel enhance Ellie’s orange/reddish hair tones. You understand why the hybrids are amazed at the sight of Ellie. They’ve never seen anyone like her before. The flashbacks are painted in red when Moreau narrates his previous experiments. 

1)  A Great Read!

The graphic violence is captured so memorably in The Island of Dr. Moreau #2. If you love the book, then you have to get your hands on this one!

The Island of D. Moreau #2 arrives in stores on October 16th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis