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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #5

Sherlock: A Study in Pink #5

Writer: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Robert Hack
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Mark Wheatley
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 19

A drugs bust at 221B Baker Street leads to a revelation regarding the victim’s phone… but when Sherlock gets a call – and a ride! -it’s from the last person he suspected! With the serial killer revealed, Sherlock faces his most taxing criminal investigation yet. Can a man really talk his victims to death? Is Sherlock strong enough to prevail in the face of blind chance? There’s only one way to find out!

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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #5

Sherlock: A Study in Pink #5

Writer: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Robert Hack
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Mark Wheatley
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 12

A drugs bust at 221B Baker Street leads to a revelation regarding the victim’s phone… but when Sherlock gets a call – and a ride! -it’s from the last person he suspected! With the serial killer revealed, Sherlock faces his most taxing criminal investigation yet. Can a man really talk his victims to death? Is Sherlock strong enough to prevail in the face of blind chance? There’s only one way to find out!

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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #4

SHERLOCK : A STUDY IN PINK #4

Concept by: Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss
Writer: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Yijeng Jiang
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Simon Myers
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 14

Sherlock and John take to the streets of London on a breathless foot chase – but is their quarry any closer to being caught? What kind of mind does it take to baffle – and challenge – the peerless Sherlock Holmes?! The mystery deepens in the latest thrilling issue of the Sherlock manga!

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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #3

SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK #3

Concept by: Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss
Writer: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Jay.
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Simon Myers
Cover D: Question No 6
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Aug 10

The three-patch problem of A Study In Pink continues to unravel, in this thrilling manga adaptation of the smash-hit SHERLOCK TV series! John is pulled into a web of deceit, as he comes face-to-face with the man who describes himself as Sherlock’s “arch-enemy” – and Sherlock sets a trap for a serial murderer!

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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #2

SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK #2

Concept by: Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss
Writer: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Jay.
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Claudia Iannicello
FC – 32PP – $3.99 – ON SALE: Jul 13

The Japanese SHERLOCK Manga continues in an all-new English edition, adapting the episodes of the smash-hit BBC America/Hartswood Films TV show! As Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John (Martin Freeman) move in to 221B Baker Street and begin their tentative crime-solving partnership, the mystery of a citywide spate of ‘serial suicides’ remains – and Sherlock is dragged deeper into the depraved world of the killer!

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Review: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1

Sherlock_Manga Cover_ASherlock Holmes has enjoyed a long and varied life on screen and off screen as the world’s fascination with the world’s most eccentric detective has spawned more than its share of copycats. One of the most interesting versions is Monk, who instead of a drug addiction, suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. The other version is Psych, where the main character is a fake psychic with excellent deduction skills. The last television comparison I can make, and one that may seem offbeat, is House, where instead criminal cases he solves medical ones that would flummox most doctors.

On the big screen, the most effective versions were the ones from my childhood, as I strongly remember Disney’s take, with the Great Mouse Detective, which not only captivated me as a child, but inspired me to read detective novels. The next take that had a great effect on me, is Young Sherlock Holmes, which was Steven Spielberg’s take on the character, as his imprint is all throughout, but Sherlock’s spirit sincerely shines through. The most recent offbeat take, was Mr. Holmes, which finds an older Sherlock, played by Sir Ian McClellan, revisiting an old case, as the viewer sees that most of the time, truth is truly stranger than fiction. Within the comics realm, creators have simply done more than all the other mediums combined, as his anon has taken more diverse paths as well as creating an expanded universe in the most unique way.

Most recently, Titan Comics, home of the Doctor Who properties, have dipped their toes in  adapting one of the more well known stories of Sir Conan Doyle, A Study in Pink, which instead of doing a direct adaptation, they are using the script from the extremely popular BBC reboot. Within this story, the reader is introduced to Dr. John Watson, an Iraq War Veteran, who writes a blog as a form of therapy. You are then introduced to Sherlock Holmes, an eccentric, violin playing hermit, who works as consultant to Scotland Yard. Nothing much is told about the actual case, but both characters are introduced to each other, before becoming roommates.

Overall, an interesting retelling of a classic tale in the canon, but in ways that would otherwise be deemed unorthodox, and ones I know Sir Doyle I can only imagine he would actually appreciate. The story by Steven Moffat is definitely firing on all cylinders, as it is as strong as it was on television. The art by Jay is not only true the manga styling it was meant to be but also to how the actual actors look like. Altogether, an interesting first issue, which I will definitely be following.

Story: Steven Moffat Art: Jay
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1

SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK #1

Writers: Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss
Art & Adaptation: Jay
Cover A: Jay
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Alex Ronald
Cover D: Rod Reis
Cover E: Question No. 6
B&W – 52pp – $4.99 – On Sale: June 8

The Japanese SHERLOCK Manga comes to the USA and UK for the first time ever! Adapting the episodes of the smash-hit BBC America/Hartswood Films TV show that sees Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) tackling brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London, this stunning manga is presented in its original right to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialised. Each oversized issue comes with a selection of BRAND-NEW covers by some of the best Sherlock artists around! #1 kicks things off with a 52pp special. Meet Sherlock and Watson for the first time… all over again!

Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1 hits comic stores and digital platforms on June 8

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Preview: Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1

SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK #1

Concept: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
Written by: Steven Moffat
Art: Jay
PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 52PP
Cover A: Jay
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Alex Ronald
Cover D: Rod Reis
Cover E: Question No. 6
PRICE: $4.99
RELEASE DATE: June 8

The Japanese SHERLOCK Manga comes to the USA and UK for the first time ever! Adapting the episodes of the smash-hit BBC America/Hartswood Films TV show that sees Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) tackling brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London, this stunning manga is presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialised. Each oversized issue comes with a selection of BRAND-NEW covers by some of the best Sherlock artists around! #1 kicks things off with a 52pp special. Meet Sherlock and Watson for the first time… all over again!

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Titan Comics Announce Sherlock Manga!

This June, Titan Comics is thrilled to unveil Sherlock: A Study In Pink – a manga comic series adapting the episodes of the smash-hit Hartswood Films TV show starring Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch (upcoming Doctor Strange) and Dr John Watson as played by Martin Freeman!

Originally airing on the BBC in 2010, the TV show is a reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, following Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson’s adventures in 21st Century London. A fourth series of the show has been commissioned and set for a 2017 release.

Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the manga comic adaptations of Sherlock episodes co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and based on the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories. The publications, illustrated by acclaimed manga illustrator Jay, will be printed in English for the first time in the US & UK with extended page-counts; perfect for comics and manga audiences alike!

The comic series will feature all new art and covers by a host of top comics talent including fan favorite artist Alice X. Zhang!

The first story, Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 hits stores in June 2016.

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