Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #1

Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #1

Writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion Artist: Matt Triano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Sherlock Holmes is busy doing what he does best, solving a case of far-reaching international notoriety. It has landed him at the Port of Liverpool, a bustling hub of commerce both legitimate and illicit. As that chapter closes, ours begins. They head to Lime Street Station, to catch a fast steam locomotive home to London and Baker Street, when violent weather keeps The Great Detective and Watson in Britain's second city a while longer. Long enough to encounter a monster, discover the Liverpool underworld, and to become embroiled in one of his strangest cases yet.

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Dec 12, 2012

    Overall, a really good start to this new Sherlock Holmes story. The writing has a great hold of the title character and Watson, this issue proves these guys will never be too old-fashioned for a modern audience. The actual story is just getting started, I look forward to the next installment. If you're a fanof SherlockHolmes, there's no reason why you shouldn't pick up The Liverpool Demon #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Dec 12, 2012

    Moore and Reppion return with an intriguing story for Holmes and Watson. While it plays out as a slow burn, it appears the action will kick off in the following chapter and take us headlong into the case. In a world of modern Sherlock stories, it is refreshing to see one that truly feels like Doyle himself penned it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Dec 13, 2012

    Best of all, Holmes' deduction skills are on display early and often, a key piece to creating a good adaptation. This looks like it will be a fun series that treats Doyle's characters with respect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Dec 15, 2012

    Overall it was an interesting issue that gave me enough that I would be inclined to pick up the next issue to see what story developments it held, it may not be the perfect Sherlock Holmes comic book but it is a good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Dec 12, 2012

    Overall, this is a very promising introduction for the 5-part series. Fans of the character, be it the new movie version, the BBC Sherlock, or the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tales, will not be disappointed as the mystery of the Liverpool Demon begins. Read Full Review

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