“What really shines in terms of the story is the diverse cast of characters and how they clash with one another. Andrew Cosby and Michael Nelson have created a cast of characters that under ordinary circumstances should probably never attempt to interact. As more characters find themselves in mortal peril, or just flat out dead, it will be interesting to watch this already tense situation devolve even further.
“Another area where X Isle stands out is the art. Greg Scott perfectly captures the dark, wet feel of the island. His photographic yet smudgy, style lends an element of realism to the characters, making it that much easier for us to connect with them. Scott’s art is only further complemented by Sunder Raj on colors Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he succeeds in making things vibrant yet dark, never losing the oppressing feeling of the island, even during the daylight.
“the artwork actually helped to reveal a surreal type of environment where sweat is dripping in your eyes and you’re seeing things that just can’t possibly be happening, sort of like the B&W horror films where you just couldn’t quite make out the creature, but it was still scary.
“The dialogue was realistic and believable.
“The writing is top notch with humor that is reminiscent of Peter David’s sly wit.”Â The pace is kept at a breakneck speed from beginning to end and finishes with a compelling cliffhanger leaving the reader gasping for more.
“Relative newcomer, Greg Scott’s artwork… combined with the muted tones of Sunder Raj make for some great visual storytelling.
“Anyone who enjoys putting their hard earned money on a good, old-fashioned, well-written and beautifully drawn”Â story with a lot of high drama and tense action will thoroughly enjoy this book.”
“A good issue of what really is a good comic.
An interview with Johanna Stokes on WHAT WERE THEY THINKING: MONSTER MASH-UP.