The powerful H.G. Wells novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, presents the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man, rescued by a passing boat, left on the island home of Dr. Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection (experimental surgery on a live subject for research.) Moreau fled scandal to live on a remote island in the Pacific to pursue his research of perfecting his Beast Folk.
These beasts are half animal and half human with Prendick immediately thrown into a struggle for his life as he fights against the master of the beasts, Dr. Moreau. As the line between civility and savagery is blurred, Prendick is forced to rethink his preconceptions about good and evil, right and wrong. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity and human interference with nature.
First Comics Classics Illustrated #12 Island of Dr. Moreau
Adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells by Steven (Punisher) Grant with art by Eric (Alien Fire) Vincent with a beautiful painted cover by Jeffrey K. Potter.
Marvel Movie Special Island of Dr. Moreau #1
Written by Doug (Master of Kung Fu) Moench with art by Larry (G.I. Joe) Hama & Jess (1984, Conan) Jodloman and a fantastic Gil (His Name Is...Savage, Blackmark) Kane cover.
Cast adrift for days on a lifeboat, Andrew Braddock finally finds land. But his triumph soon turns into a nightmare as he finds himself trapped on an island by a mysterious, mad scientist named Dr. Moreau and hunted by beasts that are part human-part animal.
Based on the screenplay by John Herman Shaner & Al Ramrus, from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Official adaptation of Samuel Z. Arkoff's motion picture for American International Pictures, Inc.
A two page article, with photos, describing the make-up for the “Manimals” used in the film.
Behind-the-scenes text article looking at the trainers who worked with the real animals in the film.
Dr. Moreau has even shown up in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5 & #6.
|Joseph Silva adapted the movie for paperback edition!|
|Joseph Silva also wrote this Captain American novel!|
Either way you go, the adaptation of the novel or the motion picture, you'll be treated to an exciting tale. You'll leave thinking about it afterward.
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|My favorite film version, with Burt Landcaster & Michael York!|
|Art from Indy comic Army of Dr. Moreau.|