As a kid, Clue was our family go-to come holiday seasons. It’s just what we did, and I think for the most part, we all enjoyed it quite a bit. The board game definitely has a place in my heart. And IDW’s new book seems as though it may quickly win real estate there, as well.
There’s little need to get into the details of the story, believe it or not, because the vast majority of us know how this all works: a group of random (mostly) strangers are packed into a room, some major distraction occurs, the lights go out and when they come back on, there’s a body on the floor. In this case the question is who did it: Upton, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Dr. Orchid, Professor Plum, Colonial Mustard, Mrs. Peacock or Senator White?
We know it wasn’t A. Boddy, as, fittingly, he’s the one who loses his life in the first issue.
There’s a fine spin on a lot of these characters, but Miss Scarlet really works as a standout in terms of character renovations. She’s an Aussie rapper, and there’s just something amazing about that.
There aren’t many clues dropped inside the pages of the series launch, and that’s because we spend our time getting to know the characters involved (I should pause and make a little noise for Plum… he’s an interesting specimen) before running smack into our conflict.
If you opt to pick this book up, you’ll likely realize Paul Allor has the goods to make this one extremely compelling. His story is witty, his setups are well-timed and he’s giving us some fine personalities. And Nelson Daniel’s artwork is awesome. It’s nothing too jaw-dropping, but it works wonderfully in this particular scenario. He’s giving us memorable faces and beautiful settings, and it makes for a fine companion to the narrative.
I’m looking forward to issue two. The first is clearly an awesome piece of work!