Wellington #1

Writer: Aaron Mahnke, Delilah Dawson Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

From Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast, comes an amazing new supernatural thriller that shines a light on the mysteries and monsters lurking in the shadows. Meet the Duke of Wellington-one of England's most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter. The secret history of the Iron Duke begins here!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 19, 2019

    Who knew that one of the most famous military men of 19th century England was also a monster hunter? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 18, 2019

    Wellington is a fine example of gothic horror with a bit of a hook that uses a historical figure as a protagonist. So far, readers are treated with some nice scenes and an introduction to a compelling mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 18, 2019

    The book is off to a creepy and kooky start, setting the stage for a highly entertaining experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 31, 2019

    Wellington makes an interesting albeit dry debut. For fans of the Lore podcast, you'll notice a similar flair and style. The translation to this medium doesn't entirely gel since you can get through the entire story in a podcast in 20 minutes where here we're getting it over the course of a few months, which is not helping the pacing. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Rogues Portal - Michael Farris Jr. Dec 18, 2019

    Wellington gave us a somewhat intriguing story with a promising start, but I found myself wanting more action by the end of the book. Hopefully, the next issue has less Wellington walking around and talking to himself and more character-driven monster hunts. I know this team is capable; I just didn't see it here in the debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Dec 20, 2019

    Unsure as to whether the character of Arthur Wellesley has been discussed on the podcast, there are a few details in the panels which Im not sure are clues to a wider story or there to lend historic credence. Still, Wellington lives up to the pitch and is an enjoyable read. I cant shake the niggling feeling that the character as portrayed feels too similar to stories of Sherlock as it stands, but I have high hopes that this limited run will deliver an intriguing story before its done. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Dec 19, 2019

    Where I was hoping to be regaled with a Sherlock Holmes type of mystery tinged with some paranormal investigation, in the end, I found myself feeling no attachment to a story that while a great concept, had no follow-through. Read Full Review

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