Preview The Island Of Dr. Moreau #1 From Rodríguez, Adams And IDW
by Olly MacNamee
I’d watch Gabriel Rodríguez draw the curtains, so I’m pleased to see that H G Wells’ classic sci-fi novel The Island of Dr. Moreau has been adapted by him, alongside co-writer and IDW founder, Ted Adams, colourist Nelson Dániel and letterer Robbie Robbins and the first issue is out this week from IDW. From even a cursory look at the preview, I think you may well want to buy a copy when you next visit your LCBS. Lush, rich artwork and a plot by one of the masters of early science fiction. What more do you want from a comic book?
IDW founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez to present an all-new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel. As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: “Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?”
This bold adaptation gives us a new protagonist in the form of Ellen Prendick, whose point of view shines a new light upon the horrific events on the cursed island, providing unique insights into one of the world’s favorite stories.