Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1

Writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Michael Williams is a family man. A reliable man at both work and home. When he disappears, there are no clues left behind. Now, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to find out what happened to him and what danger may be lurking around every corner, in the case of The Vanishing Man!

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 2, 2018

    Overall. This is a great first issue that has me wanting more. What happened to Michael Williams? Will Wiggins manage to get away from the chemist? Does Michael Williams disappearance have any connection to the archaeologicalfindings that Holmes read about? I guess we're all going to have to wait to next month to get some of these answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 2, 2018

    As for Sherlock himself - at first I didn't like the way they designed his character (looks wise), but the more I looked at it the more I realized I was expecting him to look more like the latest movie and TV show adaptations. Once I threw that assumption out of my head, I was actually pretty content with the choices made. I love that they chose to start right off with his addictions, and the consequences of his frequently reckless behavior (like sending a child off with a ton of money to pick up and deliver his 'medications;' thus putting them at significant risk). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 2, 2018

    This has the potential to be Moore and Reppion's best Holmes story yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 2, 2018

    A Sherlock Holmes story should never veer too far from the familiar and this version does well to both pay respects to canon and provide what should amount to a deeper mystery as time goes on. There is still much to be deduced, but the Vanishing Man is off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 3, 2018

    This is a good first issue of an interesting story. Hopefully, all of the threads it pulls in the first issue get resolved in a satisfactory way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren May 2, 2018

    Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man is an entertaining and engaging story. Anyone looking for a layered mystery that they can solve along with the great detective should pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Outright Geekery - Shunhades May 2, 2018

    Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man is definitely the sort of tale that fans would expect to see and wish for. And even if you feel you know what may happen, this will not deter readers from wanting to read it anyway. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal May 7, 2018

    This issue sets up an intriguing mystery for the boys of Baker Street, but it's derailed by artwork that is a complete mismatch for the material. Read Full Review

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