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BERMUDA #1 review – Bermuda Trifecta (Layman, Bradshaw, O’Grady, Dunbier, Osorio) IDW Publishing

Thanks to IDW Publishing for the review copy!

Bermuda brings a few things to mind: shorts, triangle, and vacation. In this case, this book kind of has all three and yet it’s not really about any of them. The title is actually the name of a 16 year old girl, who the title page helpfully notes was stranded on the mysterious island of Trangle (not, triangle, which is why I said ‘kind of’). When Bobby and Andi’s plane crashes on the island, they get an unwelcome vacation that threatens to become a permanent one. Oh, and Bermuda wears shorts (see the length I went to to get all three worked in?)

The text introduction hints a rich backstory full of dinosaurs, aliens, and pirates, but as a first issue, I’m honestly not sure if this is bluster or if there is a whole line of Bermuda comics out there I somehow missed. With that said, no previous knowledge is needed to enjoy this story which seems to have a lot in common with Land of the Lost.

Bermuda is a colorful book that mainly uses shades of green, from the jungles to the creatures that inhabit it. This really makes Bermuda’s shock of red hair stand out and draws your eye to her character. The other main characters are also given splashes of red as well, from a vest to a hat. The creatures are designed well, particularly a giant gecko looking thing that manages to display some personality.

The first issue contains a few surprises, from the fate of the plane passengers when it crashes to the stinger at the end that sheds some hints as to the nature of Trangle as well as setting up a wider scope than the struggle to survive on a monster filled island. In addition to Land of the Lost, I got a hint of one of my favorite movies of all time, Deep Blue Sea – if you’ve seen the movie, read the book and you’ll catch my reference.

Issue 1 is a great introduction into the world of Trangle and Bermuda, combining action and enough mystery to make you want to check out issue 2. Bermuda has a little bit of violence, so some parental discretion is advised. 

Bermuda #1 is now available.

Check back soon for my thoughts on the 2nd issue of the series.

Have you read the title? Want to talk to me about it? Feel free to chat with me on Twitter or leave a comment below!

Darren Shulman
Darren Shulman
Darren is a professional lawyer and amateur movie/comic/TV reviewer who is lucky enough to have found a wife who is into the same geeky things he is. Darren has been making the trip from Ohio to San Diego Comic-Con since 2009. Other interests include, in no particular order: monkeys, LEGO, dinosaurs, and playing basketball poorly.

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