The Concept:    Scott Lobdell has been a lifelong fan of H.G. Wells — reading his books, devouring comic books based on his work and watching many filmed adaptations of some of his best!  (Yes, even the movie FOOD OF THE GODS that he watched in the backseat of the family station wagon with one hand preparing to cover both eyes at a moment’s notice!)

As an award-winning comic book writer used to working with today’s classic characters, and because he’s been Jonesing to try his hand at the Great American Novel, Scott decided to write a modern-day adaption of the oft misunderstood The Island Of Dr. Moreau.

What is staggering about the original work is how it foretold many of the issues we would be dealing with a century later as science has finally caught up to the brilliant mind of Mr. Wells.

The Original Author

H.G. Wells was awesome!   The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds were among many other novels, text books, social commentary, just to name a few!

The fact he wrote The Island Of Dr. Moreau over one hundred years ago and the themes and moral quandaries he proposed and wrestled with are even more relevant today?   The guy was a genius.

by George Charles Beresford, black and white glossy print, 1920
by George Charles Beresford, black and white glossy print, 1920

The Author

Scott Lobdell is an American comic book writer whose career spans three decades. His work includes an award-winning run on Marvel Comics’ X-Men titles, the creator owned Ball and Chain, as well as DC Comics’ Superman, Teen Titans, and the recently relaunched Red Hood and the Outlaws. He is the screenwriter for television pilots such as Chasing Alice for the WB, and the hit film Man of the House starring Tommy Lee Jones. His hobbies include feeding his 3 dogs and trying not to Google himself online.




The Artist

Joel Gomez has been an artist for Top Cow Productions, Aspen Comics and Windstorm.  He’s worked on everything from Nightmare on Elm Street comics, to Wetworks, The Lost Boys, Authority: The Lost Year and lots more.

And he might be one of the nicest guys in comics!


Trivia:  Scott still owns this comic in his collection…