I'm a sucker for Year One stories, as I like seeing heroes and characters we've grown to love fumble and make mistakes. I don't even mind it when the writer slips in cameos and nods to future events in the heroes life. Sherlock Holmes brings all this together nicely and the final result is worth a look. Watson is intrigued with Holmes enough to stalk him to find out what he is all about, and I'm interested enough in Year One to check out the next issue when it arrives. Sherlock Holmes: Year One #1 earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review
In Murder by Decree, Sherlock Holmes, embodied by Christopher Plummer, stalked Jack the Ripper. In the Masks of Death, Peter Cushing's impeccable Sherlock Holmes uncovered a vile little World War II precursor. Beatty doesn't need to mimic the movies or the television series, but the mysteries must be weirder, something that deserves the involvement of the World's Greatest Consulting Detective. I was really hoping to like Year One, but it's just not peppy enough. Beatty has to step up his game. Read Full Review
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