Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon

by JohnP on December 12, 2012

Gentlemen, the game is afoot!  John Reppion and Leah Moore return with another Sherlock Holmes tale for Dynamite.  The world's greatest sleuth is pitted this time against the Liverpool Demon, which turns out to be more than a mere local myth when people start turning up dead.


The team of Reppion and Moore is a proven success and this is no different.  First things first, the decision to keep all classic Sherlock lore intact was, of course, a wise one.  The plot reads like a classic Doyle story.  It is bookended with action scenes, but the best part of the issue is the middle.  Holmes has joined some of Watson's friends for drinks and they discuss the news of the murders.  Speculation on the supernatural aspect of the slayings prompts Sherlock to wow the men with his spookily dead-on deduction abilities. 


Matt Triano is handling the art for the series and he does a very competent job.  I wasn't blown away by anything, but he captures the period and the action very well.  The one thing I found slightly off was his depiction of Sherlock himself.  Something about his face just seems off, though I can't put my finger on it.


Overall, this is a very promising introduction for the 5-part series.  Fans of the character, be it the new movie version, the BBC Sherlock, or the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tales, will not be disappointed as the mystery of the Liverpool Demon begins.

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