Dynamite entertainment announce new Sherlock Holmes Storyline
Dynamite Entertainment announced their continuing exploration of a literary icon – and pop culture sensation – with Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man, a new series written by experienced Holmes writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, illustrated by rising talent Julius Ohta, and featuring cover artwork by superstar artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Star Wars).
“Sherlock Holmes is just such a great character and the world he inhabits is such a rich one. Even in the original stories, Arthur Conan Doyle was always hinting at all these other, as-yet-unrecorded adventures which he and Dr. Watson had already had. To be able to fill in some of those gaps with our own stories is a huge privilege, but also loads of fun,” say Moore and Reppion in a joint statement.
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 introduces the curious case of Michael Williams, a reliable man at both work and home, who disappears without a trace from foggy old London Town. The famous consulting detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson investigate, only to discover new dangers lurking around every corner!
What to expect
“The Vanishing Man is a mystery a bit more in line with the Strand Magazine short stories which were collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” say Moore and Reppion. “As ever, part of the fun is tying the whole thing into the existing Holmes chronology; working out which of the original stories comes before and after, and exactly what’s going in Holmes’ life and world at that time. We’ve always tried to stick to Arthur Conan Doyle’s version of Holmes as closely as possible.”
Leah Moore and John Reppion are a husband-and-wife writing team based in Liverpool, UK. Scripting comics together since 2003, the duo have written for the likes of 2000 AD, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, and IDW. They have written established characters such as Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes (The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, The Liverpool Demon), as well as creating their own. Together, they have faithfully adapted notable works by Lewis Carroll, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and M. R. James into comics and graphic novels. In addition, Moore and Reppion were consulting writers for Frogwares Games’ multi-platform adventure, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments.
When are where will Sherlock Holmes : The Vanishing Man #1 be available?
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 is slated for release in May. Sherlock Holmes will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms, courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.