Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1
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Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1

Writer: David Tipton, Scott Tipton Artist: Ron Joseph Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The best-selling Sherlock Holmes novel by writer/director Nicholas Meyer comes to comics! The real story behind Sherlock Holmes' final confrontation with Professor Moriarty is at long last revealed! Who is the real Moriarty? Why did Holmes disappear for so long? The game is afoot!

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jason Graham Aug 27, 2015

    Hidden secrets of the super sleuth. Cracking first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Aug 25, 2015

    This is an interesting combination of storytellers. The Tiptons are veteran writers, and have continually demonstrated their ability to take established genre characters out of their 'comfort zones.' Even for them, this is a challenge due to how far the source material (Meyer's novel) takes the character out of his established canon. Joseph is a fine artist, and this is a great opportunity for him to show IDW that he is capable of great things. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Aug 25, 2015

    The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is proving to be a solid Sherlock Holmes tale. Despite some questionable changes to the canon, the narrative gives us some interesting questions. It also feels a natural fit to this fictional world, with this Sherlock Holmes fan looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Aug 28, 2015

    The expertise in all aspects combine to cast a grave mood over the The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, as readers see someone great fall into destruction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Aug 27, 2015

    Although the concept is questionable, this comic pulls it off masterfully. An excellent first issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 2, 2015

    If you;re a casual fan like me, I think this is well worth your while. If nothing else, it puts a very interesting twist on Moriarty, and since it's all new to me, I'm going to need to wait a few issues to see how it all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 25, 2015

    It may be dense and mostly dialogue with very little action, but the mystery draws you in. This doesn't feel like any old mystery and it makes you question who Sherlock was and makes you wonder if the real mystery is whether what we know is wrong. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Aug 28, 2015

    Nicholas Meyer's The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is definitely a character examination of Sherlock Holmes at his weakest, but it is more an examination of Watson's deep friendship and concern for Holmes. Nonetheless, the issue really struggled in the beginning with what felt like out-of-place pages and a clunky writing style that includes many superfluous details. The artwork was good, but it had its setbacks where certain panels didn't match up to the dialogue. That being said, there is a great concept here and a sense of mystery and intrigue that only Sherlock Holmes can solve. Read Full Review

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