Sherlock Holmes #1

Sherlock Holmes #1

Writer: Leah Moore Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 29, 2009 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 3, 2009

    And I managed to get through the review without a single mention of the word "elementary!" Well, except for that one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 7, 2009

    Moore and Reppion have quite the advantage when it comes to this title character. They don't have to spend much time with introductions or character development. Sherlock Holmes is an icon known the world over, so the writers know going in that the audience is going to be quite familiar with him. That allows them to pull off the best scene in the book, and that's the one featuring a befuddled and speechless Holmes. The reader's knowledge of Holmes, his intellect and his confidence allow that moment to pack a much stronger impact without having to firmly establish Holmes's ego and reputation beyond some superficial exposition in the script. It's a great take on Holmes, and if the mysteries peppered throughout the issue before that moment weren't enough to hook you, that look on Holmes's face will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 29, 2009

    I'm a sucker for a good mystery, and seeing has how Moore and Reppion are setting this adventure in continuity (between The Adventure of Black Peter and The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans) I'm sticking around for the full run. Dynamite Entertainment has done a great job of finding interesting stories told by writers who are passionate about their work, and Sherlock Holmes is yet another series that has made its way to my pull list, and earning 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 5, 2009

    Keeping all of this in mind, I’m giving the book a B-. There was a bit to complain about but all-in-all I found myself really drawn into the story and looking forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 2, 2009

    I'll concede that we don't know the full details of what Holmes is saying in the scene. Who was he trying to stop? The murderer? The suicide victim? Why didn't he use baritsu, a martial art, noted in the canon? He has done so in the past. It's also possible that Holmes is perpetrating a ruse to better solve the mystery, but as the characterization in the scene stands, it doesn't sound like or feel like Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes recently seen in Moonstone's Sherlock Holmes and Kolchak is a much better representation of the great detective. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 27, 2009

    While the issue ends well and almost makes me want to read what happens next, the same can't be said for everything leading up to it. Fans of Holmes will surely disagree, loving the adherence to the format of Doyle, but what works in prose doesn't always work in comics, and this issue is a clear example. Read Full Review

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