Monday, June 13, 2016

Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1 (of 6)

   Sherlock (Holmes) is one of the best shows on TV (although the gap between each mini-series is a long one - but that's the price of quality).

   Smart scripts, terrific actors, inventive direction - it's well worth your time.

   The characters involved are based, of course, on the legendary detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

   When I saw that Titan Comics was creating a comic book based on the (modern day) TV series, I was anxious to see it.

   Then I saw that it was written by series creator Steven Moffat, and I was even more impressed.

   But the series isn't exactly what I expected. Instead of a new story, it's an adaptation of the first episode of the series.

   This series was originally published in Japanese by Kurokawa, with art by "Jay." - so the layout is not the typical left-to-right sequence American readers use. Each page reads right-to-left, which takes some getting used to.

   But once you get past that, it's an entertaining, original take on the story, which introduces eventual partner in detection Dr. John Watson (and yes, they "meet cute"), a mysterious string of suicides (that may not be suicides), and the hunt for a new apartment.

   It's a lot of fun, and should help tide fans over until they get around to the next Sherlock series.

Grade: A-


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