Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tackles Mycroft Holmes in a New Comic Series from Titan Comics

This August, Titan Comics is teaming with NBA All-star and Polymath legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook: a brand new standalone comic book adventure that uncovers the secrets of the elder Holmes brother.

An all-new adventure, 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 futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. 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?

Although the character appeared in only a handful of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Sherlock’s elder brother Mycroft has gained increased mainstream awareness through appearances in smash-hit TV show Sherlock and CBS’s Elementary (as portrayed by Mark Gatiss and Rhys Ifans respectively). Charting his own course and centering Mycroft firmly at the heart of the narrative, Abdul-Jabbar’s devotion for the character was established in the novel Mycroft Holmes, for Titan Books last year.

This exciting comic series sees Abdul-Jabbar team with best-selling novelist Raymond Obstfeld to pen a fresh, all-new story that adds new revelations and insights into the life of Mycroft. The five-part serial features art by rising star Joshua Cassara and colorist Luis Guerrero, along with a host of comics luminaries on its variant covers.

The hotly anticipated debut arrives in comic stores and on digital platforms on August 3, 2016.

Check out the covers below, Cover A: Joshua Cassara and Luis Guerrero; Cover B: Rod Reis; Cover C: Typographic Variant; and Cover D: Paul McCaffrey.