IDW Founder Ted Adams Gender-Swaps Dr Moreau with Locke & Key’s Gabriel Rodriguez

San Diego comics publisher IDW has been in Bleeding Cool news quite a bit today. But here’s a chance for them to be in for a reason they’d like to be.

Announced at Wondercon in Anaheim right now, with the PR given to THR, IDW will be publishing a gender-swapped adaptation of H.G. Wells The Island Of Dr Moreau by IDW founder Ted Adams and Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.

Protaginist Edward Prendick is now Ellen Prendick, as the comic book will be told Promethea-style in double page spreads.

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IDW Founder Ted Adams Gender-Swaps Dr Moreau with Locke & Key's Gabriel RodriguezIDW Founder Ted Adams Gender-Swaps Dr Moreau with Locke & Key's Gabriel RodriguezIDW Founder Ted Adams Gender-Swaps Dr Moreau with Locke & Key's Gabriel Rodriguez

The Island of Doctor Moreau, a 1896 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells tells the story of a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells himself described it as “an exercise in youthful blasphemy.” And it is handily in the public domain.

H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau will be released in two issues, with the first out in July.

IDW Founder Ted Adams Gender-Swaps Dr Moreau with Locke & Key's Gabriel Rodriguez

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