H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

Writer: Ted Adams, Gabriel Rodriguez Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
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IDW founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodr guez 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.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 7, 2019

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the timely science fiction-horror novel. The changes are excellent, with Ellie being a smart differentiation from the original. The visuals are killer, with horrors and heartbreak on every page. This should be read by all fans of science fiction, horror, and comics. Simply wonderful! Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 6, 2019

    THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is a visually wonderful adaptation of the classic story. Make sure it gets on your summer pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 7, 2019

    Are we not men? Good question, and here we see the beginning of a tale that explores the ramifications of all that that can mean. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 8, 2019

    That having been said I feel, overall, that The Island of Dr. Moreau #1 is an excellent beginning to this retelling of H. G. Wells's classic work. I hope subsequent issues follow through and deliver the service the story deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Aug 7, 2019

    Fans will be riveted as they check out each chapter of this series' start, and it leaves on a cliffhanger that will make your stomach drop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 9, 2019

    Overall, this is a nicely done adaptation that shows great respect to the source material while also allowing the creative team to add their own unique flourishes to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 7, 2019

    There are moments I enjoyed, but they were all visual. Other than the beautiful and impressive visuals provided by Gabriel Rodriguez, there is not much else to this interpretation to sustain the reader's interest. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 8, 2019

    A somewhat faithful script is rushed, greatly shortened, unfortunately losing a lot of the story's original power, but gorgeously designed artwork honors the world that H.G. Wells created 123 years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GTMedia Reviews Oct 5, 2019

    When I was a kid my mom used to pick me up every Monday from school and we'd go to the Movies. Looking back, these times probably were my most cherished experiences with her before she passed away a few years ago.

    I remember seeing the trailer for The Island of Dr. Moreau film starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. I wanted to see it but my mom thought it was a bit much and we never got around to it.

    I didn't know that the film owed it's namesake to the H.G. Wells novel at the time. (War of the Worlds), but the Idea of Man playing God and splicing the human form with animals has always intrigued me. It's basically Frankenstein but with animals being vivisected instead of human cadavers.

    A few months ago I more

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Aug 29, 2019

    The narrative doesn't flow well and the dialogue often feels disjointed but the pencil work and creature designs are superb. I'm not going to recommend purchasing this, but certainly flip through it the next time you are in your local comic book shop.

  • 7.5
    Veido Oct 26, 2019

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