Monday, December 16, 2013

The Case Of The Lonely Comic!

Walt Simonson
Here's a wonderful one-shot by some very strong talent. DC Comics produced exactly one Sherlock Holmes comic book in the 70's but it featured two of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories adapted in brisk fashion by Denny O'Neil and E.R. Cruz. To read those stores check out the links below.

But the real surprise of this issue is the cover, drawn by a still youthful Walt Simonson a year after his groundbreaking Manhunter stint in Detective Comics.


To read possibly the shortest adaptation of Doyle's "The Final Problem" go here.


And to enter "The Adventure of the Empty House" check out this link for the sequel to the first tale.

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5 comments:

  1. Got it - and it's a little beauty.

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    1. I found one of these a few years ago and snagged it for almost no money. This one seems relatively easy to find, most of the time.

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  2. Thanks for the plug, Rip!
    I'm surprised that only a Japanese publisher is doing new comic stories or adaptations based on either of the current tv series or the Downey films.
    (The manga is based on the BBC series and is not yet available in a licensed American edition)

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    1. Thanks for putting this stuff up so we can enjoy it.

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  3. I wrote an article about this issue for BACK ISSUE #71, out in just a few months, complete with quotes from Denny O'Neil and Walter Simonson. :)

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