Sherlock is back in comic book: Sterling Publishing has released 4 graphic novels based on novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes detective books. The books are US reprints of the earlier versions released by indie publishing house in London, SelfMadeHero.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of The Four and Valley of Fear (adapted by Ian Edginton and illustrated by INJ Culbard) have been in the market for a while and hopefully, a a result of the buzz created by Sherlock Holmes new movie, more will come soon.
I suggest you start by “A Study in Scarlet” as this is where it all began, the very first Sherlock Holmes story. Sherlock Holmes has been the subject of graphic novels several times during the last century and I think this new series has taken the illustration to the next level while being loyal to the original story. I assume young readers in particular should enjoy the immersion in Victorian England, and the exposure to this great character’s methods. You can also grab either Valley of Fear or A Study in Scarlet (my recommendations) and they will start taking you on a fascinating and extremely entertaining journey through Conan Doyle’s Sherlock world. Culbard has done a real good job in illustration and the cover designs are very appealing. Highly recommended! (Amazon Link embedded in the images).
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