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London, 1888. Bodies are being removed from their graves and no one knows who is behind it or why. When a man is found murdered at the scene of the most recent grave robbery Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are brought in to shed much needed light upon this grim scene. Join the great detective and his trusted colleague as they venture down the rabbit hole where what they uncover can only be seen to be believed.
- Paperback: 36 pages
- Publisher: MX Publishing (October 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780925042
- ISBN-13: 978-1780925042
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
Sherlock Holmes and the Horror of Frankenstein
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There are certain characters who Sherlock Holmes has run across a number of times: Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Arsene Lupin etc. However, there is one literary character with whom the great detective has seldom matched wits - Frankenstein and his Monster. This in retrospect, this makes some sense. Mary Shelly's novel is not set in metropolitan London, and it set some seventy years before Holmes took up his magnifying glass and deerstalker. However, that doesn't mean that some authors haven't tried to combine this famed characters into one story. Luke Benjamin Kuhns' Sherlock Holmes and the Horror of Frankenstein does just that. How does it fare? Let's find out...
Holmes Versus Frankenstein's Monster
Sherlock Holmes and the Horror of Frankenstein: A Graphic Novelization by Luke Benjamen Kuhns, writer; and Marcie Klinger, artist
Terrific escapist fun; compelling story and excellent art - even this comic phobic reader enjoyed it
Terrific escapist fun and a great stocking stuffer for the Sherlockian on your list. I had a lot of biases and prejudices going into reading this, and for the record will state them here. I'm an avid Sherlockian, prefer my stories closer to traditional Conan Doyle, and am not generally a fan of graphic novels or comic books. The latter because I usually find the art in them offputting, as the images in my head are usually much better than the stylized, melodramatic drawings that predominate in comics. As this book hits none of my common preferences, I didn't expect to like it but received a free review copy from the publisher. Okay, now you know where this is coming from. And here's the surprise. Kuhns is a hell of a plotter, and the twists here are very, very fun as is the overall concept. Dialogue is generally good, not quite up the concept and plotting, but in character. Marcie Klinger's artwork neatly surmounted my prejudices about comic book art. It's beautiful, cinematic and moody, and - key for me- the faces are well done. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes,and enjoy a good graphic novel or comic, you will likely have a terrific time. An while I personally will always prefer books over graphic novels, my high rating reflects that this one achieves its potential perfectly, showcasing the strengths of the genre. Even if you're not a graphic novel fan you may well find yourself sucked into the compelling story, as I did, and was surprised to be so. I'm looking forward to more from this team. Enjoy!
An Excellent Read for Lovers of Doyle and Shelley
Luke Kuhns does an exceptional job of merging the worlds of Mary Shelley and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this brief graphic novel which reads like an oversized issue of a lengthy comic book. The year is 1888 and Frankenstein's monster has emerged from his icy grave to rob London's graves. Enter Sherlock holmes and Dr. Watson to take up the case of who exactly is behind these horrible crimes. While the story is brief, it is an excellent introduction to both Holmes and Frankenstein, particularly for young adult readers. The writing is crisp and the artwork is gorgeous. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy graphic novels that mash up literary characters such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series.
Full-blooded gothic horror
Why, in the enlightened 1880s, is someone stealing the bodies of young women from London cemeteries? That’s the starting point of "Sherlock Holmes and the Horror of Frankenstein", the graphic novel by Luke Benjamen Kuhns and Marcie Klinger. Ms Klinger’s splendidly atmospheric full-color illustrations enhance Mr Kuhn’s luridly exciting story, and the result is full-blooded gothic horror.