Kid Sherlock #1 Written by Justin Phillips
Art by Sean Gregory Miller
Colors by Lesley Atlansky
Cover by Sean Gregory Miller Action Lab Comics
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Is it just me or does there seem to be an uptick in the number of Sherlock Holmes adaptations/re-imaginings of late? Movies, television, comics, you name it. Luckily, quite a few of them have been entertaining and, in some cases, astounding. It seems only fair then that we have a version for all ages, one that the kiddos will enjoy and with which they might identify. Kid Sherlock #1 fits the bill with plenty to offer all readers.
Remember way back in 2008, right around the time that the first of Guy Ritchie’s action movie takes on Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes character was on the way starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, when there was a second more comedic Sherlock project in the works starring Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell as Holmes and Watson?
The screenplay for the movie was written by Etan Cohen, but the movie didn’t materialize at the time. Now comes word that the project, titled Holmes & Watson, is up and moving again. This time around Ferrell is set to play Holmes instead of Watson and another one of his Talladega Nights co-stars, John C. Reilly, who also starred with Ferrell in Step Brothers, is taking on the role of Watson.
Fans of the hit BBC series Sherlock will be elated to hear that the show will indeed be returning for a third season.
The show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (What’s Your Number?, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), is a modern take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle character.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new featurette for their upcoming holiday release Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and you can watch it here below.
Robert Downey Jr. once again assumes the title role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous literary sleuth in this sequel to 2009’s Guy Ritchie-directed smash hit mystery-adventure, with Jude Law reprising his role of Holmes’ faithful but constantly put-upon compatriot Dr. John Watson.
Sherlock: Season One DVD | Blu-ray
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves
Release Date: November 9, 2010
With the large and pricey marketing campaign that accompanied the re-imagined Sherlock Holmes film from director Guy Richie, it’s entirely reasonable that the latest iteration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work went unnoticed — especially for anyone living in the U.S. I’m of course talking about the BBC television series Sherlock conceived by writer/producer Steven Moffat(Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss.
Unlike previous adaptations to the screen, this Sherlock is set in the modern day, which both Gatiss and Moffat explain was fairly easy to do and added a lot back to the basic premise of why the classic stories were so great to begin with. Therefore John Watson writes a blog instead of keeping a diary (though, he was still wounded while serving as a medical doctor in Afghanistan, only in the most recent war); Sherlock writes texts messages instead of letters, and street informants aren’t orphan children but members of the homeless population in London. Sherlock uses a small magnifying glass that is encased in leather and fits in his pocket rather than the large lens that’s become iconic with all sleuthing fiction.