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Clue author Paul Allor

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Ar 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 beginnin. I think Clue the movie is one of the greatest ensemble comedies of all time so I was interested to see how the concept translated to the page Short version it's not an all time classic but it worked better than I expectedOne thing to note this book is not averse to breaking the fourth wall the butler Upton does so throughout narrating with full awareness that he's in a comic Things get even meta than that especially in the final issue which manages to be fun and funny if perhaps a step overboardThe mystery within the story works pretty well too We get the usual suspects a little varied and expanded for this version the traditional dinner and a dead Mr Boddy in the first issue But then things go off the rails The characters are varied and memorable Mr Green is particularly timely and clues are scattered throughout to hint at the real thread which makes for an interesting motive There are a couple of references to the movie and one of the plot points feels pulled straight out of another great murder mystery ensemble comedy Murder by Death and a couple uote drops that are especially effective The dialog is never as brilliant and the characters are never uite as charismatic on the page but it doesn't negate the enjoyment I got from it It's better than playing the board game at a minimum A Cowboy of Her Own rails The characters are varied and memorable Mr Green is particularly timely and clues are scattered throughout to hint at the The Cowboy's Baby Bond real thread which makes for an interesting motive There are a couple of Cop Next Door references to the movie and one of the plot points feels pulled straight out of another great murder mystery ensemble comedy Murder by Death and a couple uote drops that are especially effective The dialog is never as brilliant and the characters are never uite as charismatic on the page but it doesn't negate the enjoyment I got from it It's better than playing the board game at a minimum

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Get a CLUE Solve the world's favorite murder mystery in this comic book adaptation of the classic whodunit board gameWhen the mysterious M. A over the top murder mystery set in the world of the board game The omniscient narrator butler drove me nuts with all the wanna be clevernish of breaking the fourth wall The characters were all very one dimensional and not nearly funny enough The plot behind the murders was cockamamie at best I'd only recommend this to hardcore fans of the board game or movie Revival - Deluxe Collection, Volume 1 recommend this to hardcore fans of the board game or movie

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R Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party everyone's a suspect Miss Scarlett Colonel Mustard Mrs Peacock Professor Plum all the famili. The lesson I learned with this graphic novel is that if an idea has been previously done make sure you do it even better


10 thoughts on “Clue author Paul Allor

  1. says:

    I have always loved the board game Clue My wife and I play what we call “Cuthroat Clue” which involves taking pages of notes and trying to make sense out of every eye twitch throat clearing etc Because of this many people won’t play Clue with us But even when no one would play there is always the classic 80s comedy movie version of the game to fall back on When I saw that there is a graphic novel I had to check it outThe graphic novel is just plain fun goofiness The three main elements influencing it are not subtly modern pop culture current politicalfinancial scandal and the 80s movie The 4th wall is not safe in this as it is freuently broken to address the reader So many tongue in cheek jokes famous movie uotes and characters that are obviously caricatures of real people that it is almost as fun to try and figure out the references as it is determining whodunitThe art is pretty good It’s somewhat impressionistic but crisp when close up I thought one of the coolest aspects is all the alternative covers done by a variety of artists With all the different characters and colors to play with the results are fun to look atI cannot say that your experience will be the same as mine if you go into this with certain expectations I have been looking at some other reviews and it appears that some who had fond memories of the 80s movie were not impressed with this story I think if you go in expecting silly goofiness and don’t need it to meet any specific expectation you will have a good time


  2. says:

    Love the movie love the game This? Kind of garbage I think Allor was trying to reinvent Clue and give it a real mystery while still remaining a tongue in cheek story based off of a board game I mean A for effort but it still suckedThe narratorbutler pulls a Deadpool and talks to the editor throughout the entire thing Flashbacks really annoy him Every issueIt was to me too stupid to be funny and not campy enough to be endearingShould have left this one on the shelf


  3. says:

    A over the top murder mystery set in the world of the board game The omniscient narrator butler drove me nuts with all the wanna be clevernish of breaking the fourth wall The characters were all very one dimensional and not nearly funny enough The plot behind the murders was cockamamie at best I'd only recommend this to hardcore fans of the board game or movie


  4. says:

    An interesting concept though not terribly original since there was already a comedic ensemble film version of this 'whodunnit?' with a different plot back in 1985 but also kind of mediocre in execution that chestnut of a Parkers Brothers board game ad tagline An unsolved mystery with the usual suspects is updated and brought to life in a six chapter graphic novel form The original half dozen suspects are here plus 21st century addition Dr Orchid in all their rainbow moniker glory Pleasingly here they are much diverse than they were ever depicted on the game box's cover photograph andor illustration Our evening's host narrator Greek chorus is Upton the manservant of mansion owning homicide victim Mr Boddy Oh and there's a pair of homicide investigators working the case detectives Ochre and Amarillo continuing that color theme One of them even gets to utter the snarky line that closed the movie versionAlthough the ending was odd but different not to mention uncomfortably violent in a few places the book in its entirety did not uite live up to its potential The mystery and humor often did not blend well Save your time and just assemble a group of friends to play the board game


  5. says:

    The lesson I learned with this graphic novel is that if an idea has been previously done make sure you do it even better


  6. says:

    This was fun There were some great nods to the 1985 film as well as some entertaining modern day references PharmaBro anyone? I loved how the butler Upton was both narrator and character freuently breaking the fourth wall and engaging in conversation with the comic editor I liked the art and the panels were easy to follow seuentially As a relative comicgraphic novel novice I always appreciate ones that are intuitive and easy to read


  7. says:

    Went in blind based on fond memories of the film worth a read but far from a classic


  8. says:

    I think Clue the movie is one of the greatest ensemble comedies of all time so I was interested to see how the concept translated to the page Short version it's not an all time classic but it worked better than I expectedOne thing to note this book is not averse to breaking the fourth wall the butler Upton does so throughout narrating with full awareness that he's in a comic Things get even meta than that especially in the final issue which manages to be fun and funny if perhaps a step overboardThe mystery within the story works pretty well too We get the usual suspects a little varied and expanded for this version the traditional dinner and a dead Mr Boddy in the first issue But then things go off the rails The characters are varied and memorable Mr Green is particularly timely and clues are scattered throughout to hint at the real thread which makes for an interesting motive There are a couple of references to the movie and one of the plot points feels pulled straight out of another great murder mystery ensemble comedy Murder by Death and a couple uote drops that are especially effective The dialog is never as brilliant and the characters are never uite as charismatic on the page but it doesn't negate the enjoyment I got from it It's better than playing the board game at a minimum


  9. says:

    Well that was both highly entertaining and odd


  10. says:

    If you loved how the board game was adapted into a movie you're going to love this It's a completely different animal but shares a spirit with the movie It's meta it shatters the fouth wall in fun and crazy ways and surprises you at the same time And relevant to the interests of people who follow me yes there is a lesbian character in the book and she's awesome