I loved this series (The Army of Dr. Moreau – from Monkeybrain Comics October 23rd – Read This!) and recommended it highly. Now IDW is at it again, bring a great digital book to your local shop. I think it’s safe to say I’ll be adding it to my pull list. Look for it March 2015.
From the review…
One of the greatest things about being a fan of science fiction is that nagging feeling you get after reading some novels. That feeling that just sits there, in the back of your mind. “Could that have happened?”
The year is 1939 and we catch up with H.G. Wells as he’s contacted by a pair of representatives of the U.S. and British espionage community, or “spies” as he calls them, regarding some intelligence. Seems a Nazi doctor is conducting very Dr. Moreau -esque experiments. Mr Wells then let’s them in on a little secret. The doctor was very real, and his creatures did in fact exist. Is this possible? Could these things exist? Is Hitler breeding an army of half-man half-animal soldiers? Guess we’ll just have to read along and find out!
The art is solid and the writing flows like a novel but doesn’t get bogged down in itself. I will be reading this series.
Check out some pages…
Here’s the press release. When I get a pre-order number you know I’ll pass it along!
A SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST AMONGST
THE ARMY OF DR. MOREAU
The Hit Digital Series Takes A New Form!
San Diego, CA (December 15, 2014) – One of the most thought provoking and talked-about novels of the 19th century, The Island of Dr. Moreau challenged morals, science and identity. The groundbreaking science fiction tale has been the source for many adventures since, and this March IDW will release the print collection of the story that takes these ideas and conjoins them with the endless possibilities of the comic page: The Army of Dr. Moreau!
First appearing digitally from Monkeybrain Inc., The Army of Dr. Moreau introduced a frightening alternate take on the evils of the famed island. Trapped and abandoned with Nazis, Beast Folk, and terror, a small unit of Allied operatives find themselves up against threats like no other…
“David, Sara and I are all incredibly excited to see The Army of Dr. Moreau find a home with IDW,” said series artist Carl Sciacchitano. “Monkeybrain has been wonderful for us, and we can’t wait for this book to reach an audience who either missed the series on Comixology, or just prefers to read their comics the old fashioned way. And if you read it the first time around, rest assured that the print version has some new content thrown in as well!”
Written by award-winning journalist, filmmaker and author, David F. Walker (Shaft) and featuring the art of Carl Sciacchitano, the 7-issue series will join the previous Monkeybrain titles Amelia Cole, Edison Rex, Skybreaker, Artful Daggers, Knuckleheads, Red Light Properties and Mask Of The Red Panda in print!
Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming raved “The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fun and intriguing look at genetic manipulation, brilliantly brought to life by David’s writing and Carl’s art. Highly recommended!”
Look for The Army of Dr. Moreau this March on the shelves of your local comic shop!