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Comic Review: Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Knights #2
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Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Knights #2
Written by Ken Janssens
Art by Matthew Martin
Colors by Vladimir Popov
Letters by Bernie Lee
Bluewater Comics
Release Date: March 14, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

I have long been a fan of all things Holmesian, even the ridiculously overzealous films of the last few years. I’ve read everything I could get my hands on for decades and comics are no exception. It seems like Bluewater Comics is trying to build a library of literary figures and who better to add to that collection than the world famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Knights #2 drops us into the plot right after Angela Farrell, a local “working girl” has been murdered. Much action ensues… We have a royal carriage being vandalized by local anti-monarchists, which turns out to be less than what it appears. Even the death of the prostitute is not what it seems. The twisting plot is definitely an homage to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Comic Review: Legend of Isis: The First Flight of Horus #1
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Legend of Isis: The First Flight of Horus #1
Written by Darren G. Davis & Kenton Daniels
Art by Andre Araujo
Colors by Miguel Marque
Letters by Warren Montgomery
Graphics by Darren G. Davis
Logo Design by Patrick Foster
Cover by Josie Lara
Blue Water Productions
Release Date: September 28, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

In this first issue of the new Legend of Isis series, we jump right into the thick of the action. The problem is there’s not really any set up. So if you’ve never read this title before you’re going to be a little bit lost, as I was.

Writers Darren G. Davis and Kenton Daniels deliver some great action for a first issue, most of the time premiere issue are all set up with about two pages of action at the very end of the book. In this case, I really think that that formula might have helped them a little.

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