Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1

Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1

Writer: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss Artist: Jay Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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The Japanese Sherlock manga comes to the USA and UK for the first time ever! Adapting the episodes of the smash-hit Hartswood Films/Masterpiece television series that sees Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) tackling brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London, this stunning manga is presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialised. Each oversized issue comes with a selection of brand-new covers by some of the best Sherlock artists around! #1 kicks things off with a 52-page special. Meet Sherlock and Watson for the first time, all over again!

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jun 11, 2016

    Overall, an interesting retelling of a classic tale in the canon, but in ways that would otherwise be deemed unorthodox, and ones I know Sir Doyle I can only imagine he would actually appreciate. The story by Steven Moffat is definitely firing on all cylinders, as it is as strong as it was on television. The art by Jay is not only true the manga styling it was meant to be but also to how the actual actors look like. Altogether, an interesting first issue, which I will definitely be following. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Jun 8, 2016

    This is a must have for fans of Sherlock, manga, and especially for those who enjoy both. With good art and incredible accuracy in recreating the rush of the show, Sherlock: A Study In Pink is the perfect way to relive the series through an alternate medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 8, 2016

    While the series is presented in English, the pages and panels retain their original right-to-left format -- a task made even more difficult for Western readers when using a digital reader built with left-to-right as a default pagination method. However, it's not an insurmountable obstacle, and worth the effort to follow the comic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 9, 2016

    I am happy to report that I was dead wrong in my assumptions and Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1 injects new, wholly unexpected life into one of pop culture's most widely known properties. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 13, 2016

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

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Kevin Given Jun 10, 2016

    We see Holmes moving into the infamous Apartment on Baker Street. When asked about the three suicides Holmes corrects Mrs. Hudson, informing her that there's been four. What was the difference between this one and the other three? This one left a note. To be continued. It's a fairly good adaptation and I'm going to give it a good review but not a great one because I feel they could have done a little bit more than simply show what the television episode already showed us. A good adaptation will tweak the story for the medium of comic books and give us a little something the movie or TV show didn't give us. "It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 8, 2016

    Is this necessary? Absolutely not. There is no reason to have a manga version of the TV show when you have the TV show doing the exact same thing. If this was an unaired script or something like the Marvel adaptations where it's placed in Japan and it's a new continuity, then it would be amazing. It's good and I'll score it appropriately. The bottom line is that it doesn't need to exist, but I'm certainly glad it does because it's one of those things that we only get in comics and I appreciate that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 9, 2016

    This issue features the writing of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss so as such, the overall feel of the show is well replicated, from Watson's feeling of being lost in the world all the way to the "lightbulb" moments that occur that have become a bit of a trademark of the show. Reading the book, its hard to judge the writing. With this being an adaptation, if you ae a fan of the show, then you will like the writing here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jun 9, 2016

    Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1 is a brilliant adaptation of the first fifteen minutes of the television episode, with the manga format working perfectly. It also gave us some fascinating visuals, being very true to the original script. So if you're a Sherlock fan that happens to like manga, this is a must have for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jun 7, 2016

    When the book really leans into the details that make manga distinct from Western comics, Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 is a treat, proving itself unique among so many sequential art adaptations of television programs. However, this comic doesn't necessarily hold much appeal for anyone unfamiliar with the Sherlock TV series and I wouldn't recommend it as a jumping on point " unless you're just a huge fan of both detective stories and manga, but in that case, there's surely more original manga worth checking out. Still, Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 is sure to please fans, especially those desperate for anything Sherlock in the months between now and series 4. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2016

    f you're looking for anything surprising or moments that weren't in the show, there really aren't any. For hardcore fans of the series, this could be a fun way to relive the experience of watching Sherlock. But a better justification for this manga is simply an appreciation of Jay.'s artwork. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Jun 8, 2016

    I am sure that new comers to the modern adaptations of Sherlock may enjoy this if they have not watched the BBC's unique interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth. As for fans of the TV show, I would recommend giving this issue a miss as it will not give you any new insight to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jun 13, 2016

    It's a decent adaptation with some decent art. If you've seen the show, there's really not much more it adds and I wouldn't even bother tracking this down. Read Full Review

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