Wellington #1 (of 5) Review

Title: Wellington #1 (of 5)
Publisher: IDW
Words:Aaron Mahnke, Delilah S. Dawson
Art: Piotr Kowalski
Colors:Brad Simpson
Published: December 18, 2019

Publisher’s Summary: “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 Duke of Wellington begins here!”


Review

Everyone should be well aware that there are always strange goings on in the Yorkshire countryside. So when Arthur Wellesley, The Duke of Wellington receives a request to investigate a series of troubling events, it should be no surprise that there is bound to be terrifying supernatural forces at work. Part Braham Stoker, part Arthur Conan Doyle, Wellington jumps right into the gothic horror recipe, complete with a disappearance, some strange sightings and a disturbing dead body.

What Aaron Mahnke and Delilah S. Dawson have done with Wellington is formulate a tale with the right amount of legend mixed with a dashing leading man who is drawn into a mystery that is well beyond his prior experience. Bravery in battle can only prepare a person for so much.

Piotr Kowalski and Brad Simpson combine their talents to produce a vivid tableau of all the creepy scenes and landscape that are essential to this type of story. The artwork is so cinematic it feels like it is right out of a classic House of Hammer monster movie.

The Bottom Line

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.

The Bottom Line
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.
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Dave Robbins
While wearing flannel shirts that are older than his editor, Dave works as the Associate Editor at the Brazen Bull where he often says things like: "Don't talk to me about David Lynch until you've seen Eraserhead."

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