IDW and Hasbro Team for a Clue Comic

Clue comic promo art

IDW and toy company Hasbro have had a productive relationship in the past. Hasbro owns My Little Pony and Transformers, among other properties, which have been successful comics from IDW.

Now, IDW has announced an upcoming comic based on a Hasbro property that’s a bit more of a stretch. The five-issue Clue series launches in June.

I’ll be very curious to see what approach they take with this. Will it be an actual deducible mystery? Or will they put more emphasis on the characters — Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and the others — as the movie did? The press release calls it “a comedic spin”, written by Paul Allor with art by Nelson Dániel.

Michael Kelly, Director of Publishing at Hasbro, provides a few more hints in his quote: “Clue is one of Hasbro’s most iconic brands for good reason — it’s a fun murder mystery concept filled with colorful characters…. Readers will love following along with the story and trying to unravel the mystery of the case.”

They’re also continuing the alternate ending idea from the film, with issue one featuring three alternate endings, depending on the variant cover. Combined with the limited length, that makes this series a good choice to read in the eventual collected edition.

You know what I want to see next? The Uncle Moneybags character from the Monopoly game used in a series of comic strips with gags poking fun at the super-rich.

Clue comic promo art

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