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Clue #1

Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Nelson Daniel Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone's a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy's Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW's new CLUE series!
•  Featuring three alternate endings! To help you get a clue, we've hidden multiple endings to this first issue acr more

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jun 28, 2017

    A surprisingly hilarious adaption of a board game that is as intriguing as it is funny. Clue #1 delivers on almost every count and will dig it's murderous hooks into you. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Kelsey McConnell Jun 28, 2017

    CLUE #1 gives readers what they want from a favorite board game of their youths, and throws in a heaping helping of diversity. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jun 28, 2017

    Make sure you've read the wholecomic! Yes, just like the movie, there are three possible additions at the end of each issue. It wouldn't be Clue without it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - River Godbee Jun 27, 2017

    This is a great series for those who love mystery! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 27, 2017

    Clue #1 is a fun, solid debut to a six-issue miniseries, and the mystery ending element makes it worth picking up monthly rather than waiting for the collected paperback. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Paul Smerdon Aug 13, 2017

    So candlestick, rope lead pipe, revolver, wrench or knife equals another twist as the story is to be continued. Murder was defiantly on some bodys agenda this evening and I intend to find out who as the story pans out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 3, 2017

    IDW's Clue hits the rack a week or so after Image's Shirtless Bear Fighter, both ramping the “laugh out loud” elements, proving that there can be some fun had in this oft Dark Forge, Crisis, Secret Empire comic industry. I can't wait for the Monopoly comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jul 13, 2017

    I wouldnt have thought this book could live up to the high standard the movie set, but both creators do a wonderful job of adapting the property to this new medium. With proper doses of comedy and mystery, this was a delightful read, and the art style compliments the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jun 29, 2017

    Final Verdict: 8.6 – Combustive personalities and fourth wall breaking provide a witty and charming start to a well thought-out murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2017

    Clue is a comedic, character-driven and very self-aware series that should appeal to anyone who adores the cult classic 1985 film. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs Jun 28, 2017

    One thing Clue #1 did right was make want to know more. Why did Mr. Boddy invite these people? Why was he killed? Does everyone have a shady history? Are they all being blackmailed? Is Communism just a red herring? While I would have liked more information in this issue, at least to help me care that Mr. Boddy was even dead or care about the characters in general, the pieces for a good mystery are there. I also liked the addition of Dr. Orchid and the two police detectives who show up after the murder. More characters hopefully mean more interesting stories to tell and plot points to weave together. The writers also manage to add in humor and jokes fans of the game will enjoy so I think this is a decent first issue and a series to keep an eye on as it continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Aleece Reynaga Jul 2, 2017

    Just when you think the story is over, after the last few pages of advertisements, it's made known an additional three pages has been added to each edition, and each variant has a different storyline. This is there way of getting readers to buy more comics and confuse you further about whodunnit. As much as I want to know where the story goes, I don't think I'm will to shell out the extra funds for even my favorite of comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jun 28, 2017

    I wouldn't call Clue agreat comic - at its essence, it's product placement wedged into a different product's form. It's at least readable, comical (there's a lot of metatextual humor with the Butler breaking the fourth wall a lot), and there's a mystery to be solved. The real test of future issues is whether readers will actually be able to play along as they can in the board game, or if the mystery is set in stone and the authors are waiting until the last page to pull back the curtain. At least it's different, so if you're looking for a lighthearted change from the superhero fare, this isn't awful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Jun 30, 2017

    Is this book a must read? By no means is that the case. There is nothing deep here happening. This is simply a prolonged gag stretched out for a full issue. Simply this is an example of a creative team doing the best that can be done with the material they were given. A pun-laden book about a board game could only last so long. Hopefully, its surprise success does not lead to an onslaught of board game related comics that no one needs. For now, lets just enjoy this for what it is. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Jul 13, 2017

    From bad characterizations to dialogue that thinks it's more clever than it is, there's just not anything to stay around for. Read Full Review

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