Comic Spotlight: Kid Sherlock #1
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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.

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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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DVD Review: Sherlock: Season One

Sherlock: Season One
DVD | Blu-ray
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves
BBC Warner
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.

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Reminder: ‘Sherlock’ Season 1 Finale Tonight At 9pm
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Don’t forget, the final episode of Sherlock airs tonight on PBS at 9pm EST.

The 90-minute episode, titled “The Great Game,” is the third and final installment for Season 1 of the British television series, which began airing in the United States in October. The entire Season 1, which consists of three 90-minute episodes, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on November 9, 2010.

Also, the first two episodes are available to watch online for FREE right now at the PBS site; the third episode will be online there on November 8, 2010. All episodes will be online for viewing through December 7, 2010.

The series, created and written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss, is a modern take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective Sherlock Holmes and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson.

Episode 3 Synopsis: In a gripping match of wits, Sherlock solves crimes at a dizzying pace for a mad bomber who threatens to blow up innocent people.

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Comic Review: Stargate: Daniel Jackson #1

Stargate: Daniel Jackson #1
Written by Doug Murray
Art by John Watson
Cover by Chasen Grieshop
Dynamite Entertainment
Price: $3.99
Release date: July 14, 2010

Well everyone’s favorite space traveling archaeologist is back in Stargate: Daniel Jackson. This is the first issue in a 3-issue miniseries in which good ol’ Dr. Jackson takes a front seat in all the action.

The story starts with Jackson, Mitchell, and Vala getting back from a mission in which they took fire. When they are back on Earth, Dr. Jackson runs into an Iraq war vet who presents him with a stone from the Iraqi antiquities museum. The stone has Ancient writing on it, but it appears to be Babylonian or Sumerian. It becomes Dr. Jackson’s theory that the Ancients were involved in the cradle of civilization. Dr. Jackson sets off to Iraq to find the person who originally had the stones with the Ancient writing on them. It turns out that the stones combine to be a gate address to a planet in which a rumored “island of treasure” resides.

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