Isola #2

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl Artist: Karl Kerschl Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

With the hunting clans closing in, Captain Rook leads the Queen to a city in ruins on a desperate mission to resupply. Unbeknownst to them, however, a new danger awaits within the broken walls - someone with a connection to Rook's past!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 13, 2018

    I loved Isola #1, and issue #2 has made me rabid for information about this world, what has happened and what the hell is going on now. I NEED MORE ISOLA AND I NEED IT RIGHT FREAKIN NOW. The writing has me hooked, the art is beautiful and I cant wait to see where they take it next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Kevin A. Kimball May 16, 2018

    Isola is a taste for a deeper palette, one that savors rich flavors intermingled. This book is so well-crafted that any element could be stripped away from it and the book would still be just as engaging and enjoyable. That is the true testament to the storytelling, as well as the talent, and the love behind Isola. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay May 10, 2018

    It's an amazing read. Fletcher, Kerschl, Msassyk, Bidikar, each facet of the story comes together as a magic briolette. I think I may love this second issue even more than the first one. The series grows more stylized, more enigmatic, deeper, bolder, and yeah, more fun. Destined for cult classic status, Isola is as good as it gets, and it's just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 12, 2018

    Issue 1 was an intriguing read, almost something of a curiosity. This issue though is almost the true commencement of the series after the prologue of the last issue. This time we delve deeper into the world of Isola and the signals are that this is going to be a fully realized and complex journey that we are embarking upon. Special mention should be made of the depiction of the ruined city in this issue which was truly remarkable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun May 13, 2018

    This'll continue to be a slow burn, but the introduction of new characters, places, and creatures are enough to keep this introduction phase interesting as the plot is revealed. Not to mention the artwork — it's beautiful enough to admire without reading a single word. In fact, I suggest you read it a second time just for the purpose. From the blues of a tiger's stripes, to the backdrop of old ruins, and to the features of a young girl's hands, there's plenty to see and much fuel for speculation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens May 10, 2018

    In truth, I can't stop raving about this one. Whatever reservations I may have had following Isolas first issue are long gone. And while the methodical pacing may not appeal to some readers, the incredible attention to dialogue, world-building and in this issue have become the driving force behind my desire to get another fix of the intensively atmospheric, fantastical frenzy that is Isola. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 11, 2018

    Isola #2 follows up the first issue with more brilliant art and quiet trekking through a mysterious wilderness full of hunters and other yet-to-be-seen dangers. Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, and MSASSYK have crafted something wondrous here, and I highly recommend it. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson May 9, 2018

    Combined with Kershl's stunning art and one hell of a cliffhanger, this issue will hopefully please both fans and skeptics of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 9, 2018

    This issue continues the story of Captain Rook and Queen Olwyn as they search for Isola and avoid danger along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 14, 2018

    "Isola" has a rep for being an art book, and that's well earned, but how well everything works in concert with one another makes it one of the more evocative comics being published. The beats maybe familiar, but their execution isn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 10, 2018

    As lovely as 'Isola' is, it could use some revelations to provide more backstory and answer some lingering questions. We don't know the how or why yet and we're being introduced to new characters leading to more questions but it's never dull. Every panel could be confused for an animation gel making this series look absolutely peerless. The next issue could be the make-it-or-break-it point for this still-evolving story but it's still a recommended buy.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 7, 2018

    With this, the second issue, the series is off to a slow start as all the secrets and loyalties have not been revealed. What we have seen, though, is a rich world populated by three dimensional character who are well worth spending some time with and getting to know. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King May 9, 2018

    I definitely need more than what this issue gave, but it still has me intrigued enough to stick around and find out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller May 9, 2018

    I guess I'm not 100% sure what this comic is missing, because it has a lot going for it. Yet I'll forget all of it two days from now. It's gorgeous to look at, a Disney cartoon in comic form, but everything else is flat. I look at the world and the characters and go, “that's sure interesting,” and then wonder what else is on. Read Full Review

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