Art-wise, X Isle represents a very effective presentation by artist Greg Scott and colorist Sunder Raj. The art reminded me in many ways of the animation used by Richard Linklater in the movies Waking Life and the upcoming A Scanner Darkly. On certain pages, it looks as if photographs were taken of real people, then Scott and Raj penciled and colored over those images. Their artwork creates a realistic tone to the issue that is very fitting with the story being told. I could imagine what the survivors were going through when the ship was destroyed and as they encountered the strange island in the middle of nowhere. This issue looks almost like an episode of a TV show, which Andrew Cosby knows something about. Cosbys work in television has definitely helped with some of his comic book sensibilities, as his dialogue and his shock timing are very effective throughout the issue. Plus, I loved his Survivor reference late in the issue (I am curious about whos gonna get kicked off t Read Full Review
X Isle is off to a decent start that needs another chapter before we can get a feel of what this storys going to be about. Its not a vacuous first issue, but its difficult to make any predictions about the series without a bit more content to go on. Read Full Review
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