Comic Spotlight: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
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Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
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Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld
Art by Joshua Cassara
Colors by Luis Guerrero
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Joshua Cassara & Luis Guerrero
Full color, 128 pages
Titan Comics
Release date: September 19, 2017

This week sees the release of Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook,, which collects issues #1-5 of the Titan Comics comic book series Mycroft Holmes co-written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball star extraordinaire.

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Comic Review: Mycroft Holmes #1
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Mycroft Holmes #1
Writers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Cover A: Joshua Cassara & Luis Guerrero
Cover B: Rod Reis
Cover C: Typographic Variant
Cover D: Paul McCaffrey
Cover E: Blank Sketch Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: August 3, 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s one of the greatest basketball players the NBA has ever seen. He’s a 19-time NBA All-Star. He’s a six-time NBA MVP. He is, as they say, a living legend. His influence, undoubtedly, spreads far and wide. He used that influence to make an impassioned speech for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philly last week. But only one week prior, he graced the stage at another convention — San Diego Comic-Con, where he was promoting Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, his new comic book miniseries from Titan Comics set in the universe of his 2015 novel Mycroft Holmes.

That’s right. Novel. Comic book. Mycroft Holmes, as in the older brother to the world’s greatest fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is on it.

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