Sherlock Holmes

'Sherlock' Manga Comes to the US, Courtesy of Titan Comics
You know what manga fans love, in my anecdotal experience? Homoeroticism. You know who else loves homoeroticism? Sherlock fans. So it was only a matter of time until someone realized that the key to cashing in on all those fans at once could only be a Sherlock manga. Today at the the ComicsPro retailers summit in Portland, Oregon, Titan Comics announced that it will publish an English-language translation of a manga adaptation of the Sherlock story A Study In Pink in June. This will mark the first time time the Japanese series has been made available in English and officially sold in the United States and United Kingdom.
Download Chris Schweizer's Papercraft 'Sherlock Holmes' Playset
Yesterday was the Twelfth Day of Christmas, which means the holiday season has officially come to an end. Sad to say, but you should have taken down all your decorations now --- and, should you be lucky enough to have a True Love in your life, figure out what to do with all these birds, drummers, pipers and maids a-milking. And if you printed out and built Chris Schweizer's elaborate papercraft Nativity scene, that can leave a hole your bookshelf. But don't fret! Your home decor doesn't have to be Schweizer-free for long. He's cooked up another papercraft playset based on Sherlock Holmes, for year-round deductive fun.
Langridge and Hirsch Introduce the 'Baker Street Peculiars'
Sherlock Holmes is surely one of the most versatile characters in fiction; he can be updated, reinvented, pitted against vampires, or reimagined as a mouse, and still the essential qualities of the great detective endure. That's even true in stories where Sherlock Holmes isn't Sherlock Holmes, and that's an idea that Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch will explore in their upcoming all-ages adventure series The Baker Street Peculiars, from Kaboom, unveiled exclusively here on ComicsAlliance. In the Baker Street Peculiars, there is no Holmes; the real brains of the operation is his supposed housekeeper, Mrs Hudson. With too many cases to solve, she's brought in some new help in the form of three precocious kids and a dog, for what promises to be a wonderful all-ages action comedy. Roger Langridge, who usually provides his own art for books like Fred the Clown and Abigail and the Snowman, is providing the scripts this time around, joined by artist Andy Hirsch, best known for his work on Adventure Time and his all-ages Western Varmints. Langridge and Hirsch spoke to ComicsAlliance about working together, the idea for the series, and what makes Sherlock Holmes so iconic.
Thumbnail: The Heroic Villainy of Professor Moriarty in Comics
Professor James Moriarty, the “Napoleon of Crime” and the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, is one of the most iconic villains in fiction. And that’s always been a little odd. As any die-hard Sherlockian could tell you, if you go strictly by "the Canon" — the four Sherlock Holmes novels and 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — Moriarty is not all that important. Referenced in the novel The Valley of Fear and a few later short stories, Moriarty only really appears in 'The Adventure of the Final Problem', where he does what he was created to do: kill off Holmes so Doyle wouldn’t have to write him anymore. Obviously, this didn’t last. Moriarty really only gained his mythic status and place as Holmes’ rival through later adaptations in radio, film, TV and of course comics. For their part, outside of direct Canon adaptions, comics have tended to portray Moriarty as an antihero.
ComicsAlliance Celebrates Sherlocktober!
While other sites may be content to bring you Rocktober, Shocktober or Mohawktober, ComicsAlliance is committed to commemorating the things that really matter! That's why this month, we're bringing you 31 days of the World's Greatest Detective (1887 - 1939) as we celebrate Sherlocktober...
The Geek Teamups of Sherlock Holmes, From Batman to Doctor Who
Hey, you! It was just January 6th, and you know what that means? No, not Three Kings Day! It's Sherlock Holmes' birthday! Seriously, this was established in the old books, look it up. Few characters have the staying power of London's Great Detective, who recently exploded back onto the big screen in a blockbuster movie starring Robert Downey Jr...