The titular Isola of the Image Comics smash hit series is the land of the dead, and Captain Rook, the book’s human lead, must travel halfway around the world to reach the strange island and lift the curse placed on Queen Olwyn of Maar, who has been transformed into the striking blue tiger at the heart of the story. As captain of the Royal Guard, Rook is fiercely loyal to her queen, but must contend with poachers, natural dangers and Olwyn’s inability to communicate while in her beastly form.
Former Gotham Academy collaborators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl are joined on Isola by colorist Msassyk and letterer Aditya Bidikar, all of whom come together to create an otherworldly vibe that’s akin to Princess Mononoke reinterpreted as a bande dessinée epic—and an easy contender for most gorgeous comic of 2018.
This week, the first five issues of Isola are collected into a trade paperback edition, perfect for series latecomers, super-fans looking for a handsome bookshelf copy or those who simply want to share the good word of Isola with their friends and loved ones.
To celebrate Isola Vol. 1’s release in comic stores this Wednesday, we’ve partnered with Image Comics for a giveaway. Two winners will each receive a paperback copy of the book. To enter the giveaway, follow @PasteBooks on Twitter and retweet the contest tweet by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, October 25th. You must have a U.S. address to enter. We’ll contact the winners via Twitter on Friday evening—good luck!