IDW and Dash Shaw put a spin on the whodunit with “CLUE: Candlestick” miniseries
CLUE is one of the most popular board games of all time, with game mechanics that have entered into the vernacular (“it was Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the revolver!” or some other combination of character, place, and item), and a franchise that has spawned a pretty hilarious movie, books, and even a musical.
This May, IDW will publish CLUE: Candlestick, a three-issue miniseries from Dash Shaw that puts a new spin on the board game. Shaw will write, illustrate, color, and letter the series, bringing his trademark quirkiness to the already quirky property. IDW are going all out too, with variant covers for each issue, as well as new CLUE game cards that are based on the comic. Check out the details and the first look below.
Dash Shaw Reimagines CLUE
with Candlestick Comic Book Miniseries
“An Unsolved Mystery with the Usual Suspects”
Gets a Most Unexpected Interpretation by the Acclaimed Animator!
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 22, 2019) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dash Shaw, the comic book auteur and creator of the celebrated animated film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, will unravel an all-new mystery in CLUE: Candlestick, a three-issue comic book miniseries launching in May.
All of your favorite suspicious characters are back in this new brain twister based on the timeless detective game. The CLUE: Candlestick miniseries is rife with puzzles, secrets, and lies, and everyone's a suspect! Visionary creator, Dash Shaw unleashes his murderous imagination – and writing, illustrative, coloring, and lettering prowess – on the quirky, thrilling and mysterious world of CLUE!
“What a total honor and joy it is to play with the CLUE universe. I grew up loving the colorful characters, the map of the manor, and the whodunit of it all,” says Shaw. “Readers familiar with my other work might be surprised to see me doing this, but when they get the comic, they'll see it makes total sense... I'm having a total blast drawing this thing. The monthly serialized format will really help milk the mystery, so I hope readers will follow/play along!”
“I’ve been a fan of Dash Shaw since his dynamic experimental work in the early 2000s, and his moving long-form stories like Bottomless Belly Button and Body World really blew me away—it was incredible to see that kind of depth below an already-impressive surface,” says Editor-in-Chief John Barber. “I couldn’t be more excited to see Dash’s mind and pen crafting this CLUE story.”
Shaw’s loyal fans will thrill to know that, in addition to his fantastic main covers for the series, variant editions of each issue will form a triptych of the iconic suspects and their murderous instruments, and illustrator Jed McGowan (Time in Nature) will also provide a special incentive cover. For added value, each issue features extra-length story content and will feature brand new CLUE game cards based on the comic.
For information on how to secure copies of the CLUE: Candlestick comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
CLUE: Candlestick #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers this May.