I don't know what I want in a Sherlock Holmes comic. Certainly the series that ran last year was a good start, but a long drawn out mystery where the reader must put in a lot of effort into what is going on is not it. This particular issue comes off as slightly above average, as I like how Beatty is bringing a little more to the characters than what many may be familiar with. I'm willing to see this first mystery arc to its conclusion, giving Sherlock Holmes: Year One #2 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review
I'm sorry to say that artist Daniel Indro adds to the overall lethargic atmosphere. He draws Year One to meet Beatty's passionless specifications. The characters tend to meander. The violence doesn't arrive in a flurry of activity. Even the slap against the prostitute occurs off screen, and that really could have been something. A display of Bratton's rage might indicate a hatred of women or specifically her type of woman. As displayed, the scene is almost too dainty. A little "whap" followed by a panel depicting the prostitute on her knees in the background just isn't enough. If you're going to remark about Scotland Yard's unfair and primitive methods before Holmes, Lestrade and Watson, you have to exemplify. The panels fail to build suspense. Rather they fall stoically in a turgid narrative. Year One has one more issue to wow me. Read Full Review
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