Clue #1 Capsule Review

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Title: Clue #1

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Writer: Paul Allor

Artist: Nelson Daniel

Letterer: Neil Uyetake

Cover: Gabriel Rodriguez; Nelson Daniel; Valentina Pinto; Charles Paul Wilson III

Review: ★★★★☆

IDW is the masters of licensed product, but more so Paul Allor is a master of laying out a plot. It’s either that or Paul just along and played the game of Clue to layout his story. A story like Clue requires a certain amount of planning to make us believe the story is down to earth. Otherwise the story is to clever to be believable. The butler is well written as he extends beyond the fourth wall and addresses the reader about the situation. You wonder if the butler is the most important Clue in the story. His narration introduces the characters and provides an “ominous” opening to the comic. Nelson Daniel’s artwork is solid. It’s not too exaggerated  to be outrageous and gives each character its place in the mystery. I enjoyed his use of zip-atone throughout the book. It works so well in the shading and elements that create an excellent book. Allor also includes three extra clues at the end of the book so the reader will have to come back for more.

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