Adler #1

Writer: Lavie Tidhar Artist: Paul McCaffrey Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman - now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It's the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 31, 2020

    Adler will certainly appeal to fans of the Sherlock Holmes stories but also to anyone who enjoys stories centered around smart women who don't let society get in their way. With complex artwork and a story that puts a unique spin on some of the 19th century's greatest literary heroines, this is one adventure you'll want to sign-on for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 4, 2020

    I'm looking forward to seeing what issue two has to offer next month because this is a really strong start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 10, 2020

    With terrific art and a solid story, this is off to a great start. And happily, it shows respect for its roots and builds on that foundation nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 6, 2020

    From fans of the various literary properties to those who have only minimal information on any of them, "Adler" #1 is both educational and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 7, 2020

    With more of an emphasis on action, flashy, yet readable visuals, and character personality instead of mystery, Adler #1 is wonderful first course into Lavie Tidhar and Paul McCaffrey's female-fronted world of Victorian character crossovers. The relationship between Jane and Adler is intrigued, there's some gunplay, and Tidhar and McCaffrey definitely left me wanting more. Adler is a penny dreadful for the 2020s. I'm looking forward to see the relationship between Jane and Irene Adler develop just as much as the next cool late 19th century/early 20th century female historical figure or literary character cameo. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Feb 2, 2020

    A highly detailed and enjoyable adventure comic. A collection of strong characters lead the narrative at such a fast pace that you barely have the chance to notice any flaws. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Feb 8, 2020

    All in all, this comic is a good start to this story. It introduces its elements and knows how to use them, but not enough is included to get a full understanding of what we exactly have yet. The way all the pieces are put into place gives the sense that there is more here than can be gleaned from this short issue, but time will be the judge of that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Feb 3, 2020

    I cannot wait to see where the mini-series goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Feb 5, 2020

    Who has the important papers, and who will end up with them? Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Feb 1, 2020

    At its finest, Adler is a delightful, progressive penny dreadful that reminds readers of its Victorian inspirations. Yet, the unbalanced narrative and facial monotony may make you wish youd read Sherlock Holmes, Carmilla,or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen instead. Hopefully, Adler will come into its own with time. For now, Adlers biggest mystery is what anyone should expect from it. Read Full Review

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