Comic Review: Wellington #1 (IDW Publishing)

Wellington #1, from IDW, is a convoluted British Victorian saga dealing with the supernatural. Naturally, we need to start halfway through to get to the heart and hearth of the […]

Wellington #1, from IDW, is a convoluted British Victorian saga dealing with the supernatural.

Naturally, we need to start halfway through to get to the heart and hearth of the manor, where the storyline is laid out for us like a dressing gown:

From a note, we learn that Olivia Sparrow is asking for help. Our man Sir Arthur Wellesley is being asked. Or so he recounts, in his castle, to a visiting journalist.

And off we go, in flashback, on horse, to find out just what the devil is up.

Wellington, written by Aaron Mahnke and Delilah Dawson, with script by Dawson, is illustrated with great gusto by Piotr Kowalski, and coloured by Brad Simpson.

It’s a good tale once we get ourselves warmed up by the fire. The characters are interesting, the moors and hills are rendered with care. The colour is heavy with soot and rain, but alternates between dark and stormy and supernaturally strange and warm.

Things just get interesting by the end of the first issue, with a cliffhanger. So let’s check-in again in issue two to see how this one progresses, shall we?

IDW, Wellington #1, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Mature

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!