Comic Review: Spells on Wheels #1 (Dark Horse)

Spells on wheels jumps straight into the action with the very first thing to happen to be a break in. A guy smashes a window and enters a house looking […]

Spells on wheels jumps straight into the action with the very first thing to happen to be a break in.

A guy smashes a window and enters a house looking for something in particular while in a different town at the same time three girls are running a tarot/tattooist stall.

Jolene, Claire, and Andy aren’t just any three girls, however, they are witches each with a special ability. Jolene can manipulate emotions ( in this instance instilling “luck” into a tattoo) Claire reads tarot cards and Andy is a master of spells. At the moment the burglar knocks over a broom all three girls sense that someone is in their house and to top it off the tarots are not looking good so they jump into their car and rush home.

As the burglar makes his way through the house stealing things as if on a list it is revealed that he is working for someone else and has been in a relationship with Claire in the past. The girls arrive home moments after the burglar leaves and survey the damage. The most important thing missing is the invoking spell which they need to ‘create’ more witches and is a pretty big deal with matters only getting worse as they discover that the burglar was heavily protected by magic and they can’t trace him at all. Claire then receives a message about a black market magic auction site which they can use to track their stuff. After a few hours sleep, the girls are woken as Jolene revealed how she has found some of their stuff and has bought an awesome new car for a road trip to solve the problem.

This is a nice first issue with quite a cool idea for a comic. There is obviously a lot of history yet to be revealed and it looks as though it will all be unveiled as they track down their stuff. Can’t wait.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement