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Spell on Wheels

(Spell on Wheels #Vol. 1 1-5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,462 ratings  ·  511 reviews
A road trip story. A magical revenge fantasy. A sisters-over-misters tale of three witches out to get back what was taken fom them.

Andy, Jolene, and Claire aren't your average twenty-somethings. They're legacy witches making their way through a modern world. When a jealous nonmagical ex breaks into their home and steals a spell that could awaken potentials with magical pow
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Dark Horse Comics
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
All my ladies that preferred the Beast before his transformation, this one is for you ✨😅
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1 9-- bookspoils
This graphic novel follows three young witches - Jolene, Claire and Andy, respectively - heading out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to—or with—their magical possessions.

And this is now my second (favorite) read where the main character overthrows her jerk of an abusive ex boyfriend, who's also coincidently called Nathan. I love it. Speaking of which, Spell on Wheels throws in so many of my favorit
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
This was utter and absolute perfection
Dave Schaafsma
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Magical Mystery Tour

A magical road trip to solve a magical mystery. Road trip and revenge! Nancy Drew with witches as girl detectives. At a glance of ratings and reviews here, I am in a minority in thinking this was just okay. It’s got a lot going for it, though; it’s a woman-created comic about three witches, Claire, Andy and Jolene. The women reflect some diversity, and are drawn with a range of normal bodies, which—that I have to write this even in 2017—makes it unique, but this is typical of
rachel ☾
#2) Spell on Wheels, Vol. 2: Just to Get to You ★★★★★

Reread #1 (Dec 2020): ★★★★★

i'm so glad this was everything i remembered! i feel a little justified about how often i think about paul 😂✌️

Original Read (Jan 2019): ★★★★½

queer witchy road trip? what more could i have asked for

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Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was a lot of fun! Nothing I like more than bad-ass female witches.
I'm not big on road trip storylines, but this didn't even feel like a road trip book. They just happened to drive to where the action was. I do wish we knew a little more about their powers, as they weren't used as much as I expected.
This also felt a little Scooby-Doo like? I don't know how to explain it, but basically it's like running around in circles finding "clues" while mentioning the bad guy over and over only to rev
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 magical stars!

I LOVED this sooooooooooooooo much <3

I used to watch Charmed back in the days and this gave me serious Charmed-vibes. I loved each of the three MCs, the artwork was stunning and oh so colourful. I loved how each character had their own personality, and I think out of them all, I most identify with Claire. There is humour, action, adventure, and most importantly, magic!

A must for witch-lovers.

Roll on Volume 2!
Danika at The Lesbrary
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-lesbian
I loved this! And it not only has a lesbian side character, but also a bisexual plotline. Also, I'm sorry, but how are they all so attractive. I know they're comics, but... wow. Even the goat man. ...more
Chapters And Sparkles
I actually liked this one and I see so much potential in it. It was really cool to read about these three witches Andy, Jolene, and Clare. I loved their stories and my favorite is Clare, she's awesome! The only thing that slightly bothered me was that everything happened too fast. I really wanted to read and enjoy in every single detail. ...more
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wooooow. This was amazing.
Kate (GirlReading)
This was essentially the movie Practical Magic on a road trip with recognition of the fact that the Beast was better before his transformation. So yeah, it was pretty great.
Apr 17, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75/5 Stars

It was a cute read. I really liked the vibrant colors that were used and I also appreciated the attention to the girls' outfits. The story was interesting enough, but I did expect a bit more from it. The reveal at the end was a bit of a letdown and it wasn't even explained properly. I might check out volume 2, but I'm not sure yet.
Cori Reed
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
✧・゚: *✧  iro ✧*:・゚✧
Unpopular! Opinion! Time! Again!


I don't have much to say about Spell on Wheels tbh. The premise sounded fairly interesting, so I decided to give it a go. Who would've thought that a story about a witchy road trip in order to recover some stolen magical artifacts and defeat some unseen enemies with nefarious purposes would be that... boring?

The story, though it had some good elements to it, like diversity, the occult, witches, some f/f lovin' and a cute satyr with a six pack, felt underdev
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love to see more women creating comics, especially when they are as good as this. Thelma and Louise for the witch set. Our witches' house has been burglarized and they go on a mission to get all their magical items back.

The Good: Fantastic art, winning story. Megan Levens knows how to draw real body types, not just big boobed, small-waisted super-vixens for teenage boys. Kate Leth knows how to write realistic relationships and character interactions and it makes for a much more engaging story.
Skye Kilaen
If you need a light road trip comic about witches, this is perfect. (I'm not sure how anyone can NOT need a road trip comic about witches, honestly.) Jolene, Claire, and Andy are magical co-workers, housemates, and best friends. When their home is burgled of magical objects, they set out across New England in a convertible to track down their stuff and find out who's behind the thefts. Along the way, as one does, they meet all kinds of interesting (and only sometimes dangerous) people (and not-p ...more
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
"You have no idea what I'm capable of."

This is going to be a mini-review! Spell on Wheels is a quick & fun graphic novel. I liked the characters and the story, and I would definitely read more if the series continues. It was really nice to see diverse characters in a graphic novel - I can only think of a few other graphic novels with a diverse cast, so it's always refreshing. The plot of the three witchy best friends going on a road trip to get back their possessions was really entertaining, an
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boo-a-thon-2018
I knew I was gonna love this one. And it didn't disappoint. A witchy vengeful road trip with powerful female characters. 🖤🖤 ...more
I heard Kate Leth describing this comic as having “Buffy vibes” on a podcast, so naturally I had to pick it up

so yes, each character had at least one moment where their voice was replaced with that of Buffy Summers in my head but despite the similarities in word choice, this was definitely it's own, and quite brilliant, story.
I will admit that I am not the biggest of comic readers, only reading a couple of series' a year plus a few graphic novels and webcomics thrown in there, but to me Spell o
Scarllet ✦ iamlitandwit
EDIT: Vol 2 will come out June 2020 and I cannot be more excited!

The character designs are brilliant and I loved how the personalities of the group was so strong and unique!! I love witches and strong female friendship and basically everything within the pages of Spell on Wheels ♡ It is a little disappointing that there might not be another volume but I can't wait to see what the creators will do next.

4 stars!
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
A #GetGraphic read! Female friendship with diverse rep, (GASP! A plus-sized BAMF main character!), witches on a revenge road trip, and all the hilarity and hijinks that come with it. I freaking LOVED this, and I so hope there’s more to come in the future, fingers crossed!!
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was such a sweet, fun graphic novel based around a trio of witches (best friends) on a supernatural road trip. They're searching out their own stolen goods, with a mysterious and powerful enemy in pursuit, but they also end up meeting and/or helping all sorts of interesting people along their way. It's funny and smart and heartfelt all the way through, and I absolutely adored all of the characters - especially, of course, the three witches, Claire, Jo and Andy, who are all fabulous in diffe ...more
laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
Three witches embark on a road trip to find their stolen things and catch the robber...and stumble upon an arrogant artist, bored housewives and a very ~interesting~ loner in the woods.

This was altogether enjoyable and fun to read, and I really liked the diversity rep and the depiction of the witches, even if I felt that the overall villain reveal was a little lazy and not as big bad evil as I was hoping. I did enjoy that several stereotypes were poked at, along with an overall storyline of who
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why I Recommend Bumping This UP On Your TBR: This volume contains adequate representation of race (though I'm white so please check out #ownvoices reviews), women, sexual orientation, and body positivity. The plot (main story and substories) and magic are interesting and fun to read. The characters are likable and easy to attach to. I look forward to joining them for the rest of their journey. ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I really liked this! I am surprised more of my goodreads friends haven't read this one yet. The story was well written and the artwork was well done. Also lots of girl power and supernatural vibes, which I am here for. I hope there will be more volumes, because I was really into the characters, reminded me a little of Rat Queens. ...more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a very fun read! I wish I had more, but it was super enjoyable!
Victoria ♡
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-comics
I really really hope this gets another arc! I loved this comic so much, the art, the characters, the story it was all beautiful!!
Ashley Lynne
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very cute and fun! I really enjoyed the dynamic between the three main characters, and my favorite part was in issue #3 when they were talking to the group of older ladies about why they were trying to use magic.
I know this is the only volume of this comic, but I would loooove more! (Edit: immediately afternoon posting this I noticed that there will be a volume 2 come out sometime this year! 😀)
Completely Melanie
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This was such a fun read and I am excited to see what adventures these girls have next!
Sam (she_who_reads_)
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! Perfect read for the spooky season
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Kate Leth (born 1989) is a comic artist and illustrator who has been posting her comics online since late 2010. She is mostly known as a webcomic artist, although she has been published in a few anthologies and occasionally sells prints of her mini-comics. She works at the comic shop "Strange Adventures" in Halifax, Canada.
She also writes for Bravest Warriors, Fraggle Rock and Edward Scissorhands

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