Island #15 – Review
Story / Art: Dilraj Mann, Grim Wilkins
Cover: Dilraj Mann
Publisher Image Comics
They say that all good things come to an end. In the case of Island things go out with a bang so loud it rivals Chinese New Year. A part of me is sad that something so unique and refreshing is going away. But on the flipside I’m proud to have been given the opportunity to shed light on what I would call a literary tour de force. Sure the creators have various projects promised for the future but will they ever measure up to the success of Island? Only time will tell
Once again written in anthology style Island features short stories from various creators. The art featured in Grim Wilkins’ Mirenda is breathtaking but its style of storytelling was a bit hard to follow. The art in Farel Dalrymple’s Pop gun war: Chain Letter was equally stirring with abstract art and a very abstract storyline but a bit easier to follow. The breakout story of this issue was January (the subject of this issues cover). it’s simplistically striking art style coupled with the absolute tear-jerker of a story. Creator Dilraj Mann definitely earns Islands final gold star.
We barely got to know you Island! You truly were one of a kind in an industry devoid of anything that’s one of a kind. When heading towards the future one must look to the past for inspiration. As a thumbed through Islands stories I couldn’t help but think of the “Annuals” of years past and the new ideas and characters they brought about. Image proves once again that its specialty is outside the norm.