Spell On Wheels #1

Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Megan Levens Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Three young witches are robbed of their magical items, and they'll have to hit the road to track down the mysterious thief before he does any damage to-or with-their possessions.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Oct 19, 2016

    The usage of shadows is masterful. I love that, even with the assaulting sense of the break in, the trio allow this piece of levity to flourish. It shows that this comic will have some darkness in it, but it wont be all gritty. It will be a well-balanced hodge-podge of joking, epic witches, ridiculous villains, and a dash of dark. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Oct 12, 2016

    I do also like that the entire team working on this book seems very cohesive, and sometimes it's just so obvious when a book is thrown together from sources that are not united. But an all female team working on a book about lady witches seems like a dream come true, and I'm very pleased to say it's working out amazingly in their favor. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Madeleine Slade Oct 21, 2016

    Overall, SPELL ON WHEELS is about witches as real women, and borrowing from Pagan culture is an excellent way to delve into that theme. Of course, the writer did take a few liberties. For instance, an essential plot point in the comic is that witchcraft is passed down genetically through a small population. However, in Paganism, anyone can learn witchcraft. And yet, overall, SPELL ON WHEELS #1 perfectly captures the basics and the feel of living as a Pagan woman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Oct 19, 2016

    I'm definitely in to see where this series goes, especially now that the girls are on the road in their sweet ride. I'm sure many shenanigans will follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Shannon Ledene Sep 25, 2016

    Megan Levens conveys more a cartoonish vibe without going "Full Toon" that works with the tone of the book. It's going to be interesting to see how she conveys things like a full on mystical battle, but so far so good. Women are killing it in comics nowadays. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Oct 26, 2016

    Dark Horse's Spell on Wheels launches with a terrific first issue. Right up front they establish great well-developed characters and a real fun little quest for those characters to go on. Definitely a great new series to keep an eye on. I am already hoping that it goes far beyond the 5 issue miniseries it was solicited for.Final Scores Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Oct 20, 2016

    Overall Spell on Wheels #1 has me hooked and I'm all strapped in and ready to ride shotgun in Jolene, that beautiful convertible coup that will taking them on the journey. This issue ends with the witches knocking on the door of the first person who bought some of their stolen magical loot off of the dark web magic ebay. I can't wait to see how it all plays out, because Spell on Wheels looks like it is going to be a fun road trip romp with some strong female characters and a killer story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Oct 20, 2016

    Spell on Wheels #1's execution lives up to its intriguing premise as Kate Leth, Megan Levens, and Marissa Louise aptly balance friendship and magic when Claire, Andy, and Jolene team up to retrieve the magical items from the evil ex. That sentence makes the comic sound like a fetch quest, but the personality quirks, Levens'beautiful blend of cartooning and realism, and the promise of danger to come make this series worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Oct 20, 2016

    A lively book that focuses on the strength of relationships that also promises a fun road trip along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Oct 19, 2016

    The comic's practical magic use within the real world makes for ever-so-slight hints of the worlds of Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though that's an easy comparison for most modern urban fantasy with a youngish cast. (But at least this cast isn't so damn white.) Spell on Wheels is its own unique experience though, full of strong and interesting ladies within some solid world-building that I'm really excited to delve into more deeply. (I'm more than curious about everyone's families they keep mentioning.) And while it is definitely a fitting Halloween read (duh, it stars three witches), this is a comic you'll want to continue following long after you've thrown away all that dreadful candy corn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 24, 2016

    If you have been wishing for more diverse female-led supernatural stories with some of the industry's top talents behind it then consider your wish granted with Spell on Wheels #1. Kate Leth, Megan Levens, and Marissa Louise conjure pure comic book magic with this first issue, hooking readers with a tight down to earth script and fantastic body positive artwork. Though readers will have to wait for #2 for the actual road trip to start in earnest Spell on Wheels #1 is a fantastic first outing for the Sister Witches and the trio of talented ladies behind them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Oct 19, 2016

    Despite its strengths, however, Spell on Wheels isn't perfect. Leth may have learned from her mistakes on "School Spirit," but the issue ends a little abruptly, tacking on a scene that might have worked better as the beginning of the next issue. It's one piece of information too many in an issue that already toes the line on giving the reader too much in one sitting. Still, that's a minor quibble for a book that's mostly very fun and very well-written. It's worth picking up regardless of your feelings on fall or Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Oct 29, 2016

    It is a good start to the five part mini-series that has a lot to do with girl power. I am interested to see how the story will develop and where their road tripping adventures will take them. I would recommend picking up a copy because it is fun, light hearted and easy to read.So why not give it a go? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Oct 5, 2016

    This is comic is at least in part about a bad break-up but even more so can it be about the people who get you through them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 18, 2016

    So, does Spell on Wheels manage to pass my meticulously researched (and not at all just thrown together) first issue test? Well lets see, shall we? Interesting characters that dont feel like one-dimensional cardboard cut-outs? Check. An intriguing story with enough meat on its bones to justify the rest of the series? Check. And, most importantly, does it make me want to pick up the second issue? Hell to the yes! Leth, Levens and Louise have put together a charming, funny and intriguing story with some fantastically realised main characters, and I for one cant wait to see where the rest of this series takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 26, 2016

    Something you wouldn't expect is that the sisters' house is really vibrant. Marissa Louise's colors help emphasize Leth's creation of an everyday type of witch. This so epically breaks the stereotype that witches are dark, morbid, scary creatures. These women look and act like normal people. This isn't, of course, the first time we're seeing a "normal" witch, but it definitely makes for a good story. For a fun and adventurous read, look no further! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 19, 2016

    “Spell on Wheels” #1 is the kind of book I'd like to see more of. It's playful but carefully manages a meaningful plot with consequences and obstacles for all the characters involved. The core characters are instantly likable and the art is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 27, 2016

    Spell on Wheels #1 is a debut issue that features female protagonists that are relatable, multidimensional and warm, even while it credibly sets up an intriguing mystery and threat at its centre. With a great, fun, art style on display, there's more than enough to suggest Dark Horse has a charming and unconventional series to offer people looking for a spooky road trip this Halloween. Read Full Review

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