Comic review: THE ISLAND

This week, I want to tell you about a new sci-fi and fantasy magazine called THE ISLAND, edited by Brandon Graham and Emma Rios, and put out by Image Comics.

Yep, a sci-fi collection. The concept has an old-timey feel to me (and that’s a good thing). In short, comics anthologies have not been common in this new century. There are many notable exceptions, including my favorite KRAMERS ERGOT. But none, as far as I know, with a sci-fi theme.

So, a nostalgic feelnig for sure, but with the superstar artist editors, this magazine of course features the BESTĀ in CURRENTĀ comics and illustration. The layouts are stunning, beginning the issue with a gorgeous, 6-page wordless future landscape story. Also featured are mummies who eat donuts and drink coffee (or try), and body-swapping.

Some are one-offs, some are serialized: longer stories that are divided up over many issues. I’m hooked, wondering if this is the start of something enduring. I hope so.

Issue #2 is out today, and we also still have a few copies of #1 at RED SKY COMICS.

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