Isola #1 Capsule Review


Title: Isola #1

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl

Artist: Karl Kerschl/Msassyk

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Cover: Karl Kerschl/Msassyk

Review: ★★★★☆

Quests tend to begin with people travelling Point A to Point B. Isola happens to be Point B, if you will, in this story. The character Rook and her travelling companion, Her Majesty, are currently on this quest. Her “Majesty” happens to be a large black and striped tiger. She comes off very regal. The significance of the pair has yet to be determined in this first story. The respect Rook carries for the tiger is very evident. The large feline type animal provides very subtle way of communicating without actually talking. It’s a brilliant move on the part of the writers. The two travelers do what adventures do a run into trouble through the cost of this issue. A large “GOD” like beast is discovered and gives us some direction as to the thought process of our characters. There are also human characters that have interesting interactions with the pair as well. Karl Kerschl and Msassyk’s artwork has a somewhat anime feel to it. The panels move smoothly and have some nice kinetic actions to it. The color sets the tone right up to the opening dream/nightmare sequence of Rook.  It should provide a nice presence to the characters in later chapters.

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