A Review: TIME & VINE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of TIME & VINE #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is written and illustrated by Thomas F. Zahler, colors by Luigi Anderson, and production design by Neil Uyetake.

Megan Howe is at the Aeternum Winery with a few of her fellow teachers drinking to forget her personal problems. She meets the owner Jack Cadell and they discuss what’s going on in her life. Jack offers her an opportunity to check out the cellar and a chance to forget her problems. But this is no ordinary winery as Megan soon finds out…it’s a chance for the History teacher to relive history. All she has to do is pick a bottle and drink…

The hallmark of a Tom Zahler script is characters that are instantly identifiable and empathetic. A couple pages into a book and you can totally relate to them. You know them. This is no less true with TIME & VINE. I also love Zahler's simple, clean, but effective art style; looks great. There’s a magic here (and I don’t mean the wine or time traveling). It will be fun to see where this story takes Jack and Megan…and where they will wind up.

TIME & VINE #1 is in stores now or available at www.IDWPublishing.com.