So here's what you need to know: The canonical Sherlock Holmes, as written by Arthur Conan Doyle, has a brother named Mycroft who is presented as being arguably smarter than the famous detective, but far more secretive, choosing to spend his days in the Diogenes Club rather than galavanting around dealing with snake murders and tripping over waterfalls. This, of course, is not the obscure fact that it once was, as more recent portrayals of Holmes have played up Mycroft's role considerably --- to the point where he's now starring in his own comic.

But I think it's fair to say that for this adventure of Mycroft Holmes, the character is far, far less notable than one of the creators working on the book. When it hits shelves in August, Mycroft Holmes And The Apocalypse Handbook comes courtesy of co-writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who may be best known for his career as a basketball player, activist, novelist, and --- as an actor --- the only cast member of Airplane to also fight Bruce Lee.

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And here's the official solicitation:



(W) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld (A) Joshua Cassara

Basketball legend, novelist, and superstar polymath Kareem Abdul-Jabbar brings his take on Sherlock Holmes' older brother to comics at last! An all-new adventure set in the world of the bestselling Mycroft Holmes novel, The Apocalypse Handbook, sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

Item Code (COVER A): JUN161803
On sale: August 3