Monday, October 2, 2023

Sherlock Holmes #1

This isn't your Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. The comic opens with the death of the great, great grandson of Sherlock Holmes and his wife orphaning their young daughter Spencer who is unaware of her family's heritage but will become so when the story jumps to the present where a long lost uncle arrives just after her 18th birthday with a grand tale to tell and a search for her father's missing gemstone.

Fitting fantasy, magic, and monsters into a Sherlock Holmes legacy story is a bit bonkers, and that's how the comic reads with Spencer fighting off sea monsters while learning to use her gifts (that can be enhanced by magical gems) which tell the audience, but apparently not our protagonist, that she's put her trust in the wrong person. It's certainly weird, and I don't think all the pieces work, but I will say the oversized comic isn't boring.

[Zenescope, $8.99]

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