Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #1

Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #1

Writer: Anthony Del Sol, Conor McCreery Artist: Carlos Furuzono Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The world’s most famous detective meets the world’s most famous magician... and death ensues! Famed detective Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and killing anyone who gets in his way. A new five-issue series by Anthony Del Sol and Conor McCreery, the Harvey Award-nominated creators of Kill Shakespeare.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Roberto de Bexar Oct 7, 2014

    Both characters proved in this Dynamite Comic to be nearly identical in terms of their manical-sized egos, and one can only ponder whether their minds together can put an end to their supernatural foes.Carlos(Ryu, Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives)Furuzonos layouts were superb, enough for an ending that only left this Cardinal wanting more. If only Houdini could MAGICALLY deliver issue #2 right now Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Oct 1, 2014

    This will be a fun five issues. I am looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 30, 2014

    Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini gets off to a terrific start. Showing the deductive skills of Holmes, and the magical acts of Houdini, whilst having some enticing dialogue, this is something that fans of both legends will love. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Sushi - Stephen Poferl Oct 1, 2014

    Anthony Del Col's writing is fun, imaginative, and he seems to have a fairly good handle on both of these famous characters. Carlos Furuzono's art is good, but the highlight of the work comes in the paneling structure. It's beautiful and creative, and makes each page more of a portrait than a comic page. The piece de resistance in this book has to be John Cassaday's cover art. He absolutely nails Houdini's face, and the colors are splendid. This book was a fun read, and very fast paced. You get to learn a bit about escape art and mind-altering drugs, and in the end isn't that all that matters? Go out and give this book a chance. It's something new, and that's always a good thing. Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick Oct 1, 2014

    Aside from some potential dialogue missteps, any fan of Houdini or Doyle's Holmes will probably find more than a few carrots to enjoy. The writers are clearly setting up the mystery in this issue, giving you both red herrings and the details that Holmes will explain the significance around issue 5. It was a solid read, and as I said at the opening, much better than I anticipated. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 3, 2014

    The problem here is that we don't get a firm idea of who the threat is or why they're doing what they're doing. What we do get of them causes them to run the risk of being Scooby-Doo like villains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Oct 3, 2014

    Art issues aside, Holmes Vs. Houdini creates an interesting dynamic between two larger than life characters and has great potential for further exploration. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 30, 2014

    While there are a couple of drawbacks to this story though, the magnetism of the two characters together is there, and while the story has maybe not been set up enough to truly do both of the titular characters justice, it still is not constrained enough to not let them be themselves. The end result is engaging enough, especially as the two start to interact in a more realistic and organic way. In the end the writers manage to get enough interest in the story to make me want to read more, even if the start was kind of rocky. Read Full Review

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