Isola #3

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl Artist: Karl Kerschl Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Olwyn and Rook's paths diverge; one companion on a hidden road to discovery, and the other headed straight into the jaws of death.

Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of HAYAO MIYAZAKI.

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jun 6, 2018

    Overall, Isola #3 continues to be a beautiful book with its magical forests of greens and blues, but now, more importantly, the stakes are drawn for both Olwyn and Rook now that we know how they love each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jun 11, 2018

    There has been a lot of conversation about the influence of Miyazaki on the creators, and I can definitely see that. Its a great place to draw inspiration from, but Isola is also a book that dances on its own, casting its elegant lights and shadows through a magical dreamscape I wish I could visit and explore. I know the story has been a long time coming, and all I can say is that the time and effort spent on it is obvious and appreciated. Bravo, creators! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jun 8, 2018

    Well, this issue continued the wonderful start to this series. I understand that there may be a break coming in this series, and while sometimes this is annoying, you turn the pages in this book and think, "take as long as you need to produce a book of this quality". This is a book that I suspect will be seen in later years as an all-time classic. I'm just grateful to watch it unfold in real time. A joy.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jun 6, 2018

    This is a beautiful book. The depictions of fantasy creatures and use of shading and shadows builds on the mystery and overall feel of the story. I'm very intrigued by the presence of part animal part human creatures throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 7, 2018

    This is a weird sort of fantasy tale, with the wistful romance of The Princess Bride with the surreal elements of something a little closer to Return to Oz " something familiar but unexpected, and well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 5, 2018

    It almost goes without saying as to how beautiful the artwork is in Isola. The book entrances both in visual imagery and that of its prose. Lovely and hypnotic, this is a magic land and an epic story that endure long past when the reader puts the issue down. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 7, 2018

    The tension steadily mounts even as Fletcher and Kerschl continue to plant seeds and hint at bigger things to come. Slowly, we are beginning to see the true shape of things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 11, 2018

    Isola #3 is another weird but engaging issue of the fledgling Image Comics series. Secrets are learned, stakes are raised, and the art is still wonderful. Im left wanting to learn more about the world and its characters, and that is something for which most comics should aim. This comic earns another recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Jun 6, 2018

    Three issues in and Isola has already found its stride " and a pretty darn trippy one at that. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 5, 2018

    My concerns, such as they are, arent quite enough for me to recommend skipping Isola. With a couple more issues like this one, the book could turn into something you wont want to miss. Still, I would recommend holding out for the first trade to dive in, in case it falters a little going forward. And even if it doesnt, I imagine the first five or six issues will end up reading better in one sitting than over half a year. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King Jun 6, 2018

    Overall, I found this issue to be more enjoyable than the previous one. There was a bit more going on, but it was also more balanced and quick moving than last time. Read Full Review

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