Saturday, May 22, 2021

One Special Sherlock Holmes

You'd think DC Comics would have multiple issues of a Sherlock Holmes series, but....sadly you'd be wrong.

DC only published one issue of Sherlock Holmes, dated September-October, 1975, with Denny O'Neil adapting two works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930), with interior art by E.R. Cruz and Walt Simonson providing the cover.

The issue adapted "The Final Problem", intended to be the end of Holmes and his foe, James Moriarty, and "The Adventure Of The Empty House", where Doyle bowed to popular demand, and had Holmes and Dr. John Watson return (with Holmes having faked his death to draw out Moriarty's minions).

A true mystery as to why there were never more, or where they would have gone from here....

1 comment:

  1. It was an error to stuff that much in 1 issue. Marvel proved to be smarter when they took 2 issues of Marvel Preview for The Hound of the Baskervilles. DC could have spread each of the 2 stories covered in this 1 issue over 6 issues of the same size, so 12 altogether to cover the same material. That would have worked better.