Official Press Release (via www.comicbookresources.com)
Dynamite Entertainment has announced that they will continue their growing exploration of literary icons this May by unraveling the ultimate mystery with the debut of a new comic book series featuring the ultimate detective — Sherlock Holmes!
Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, Sherlock Holmes #1 begins the “Trial of Sherlock Holmes”, a NEW story which presents the great detective with an all-too personal quandary and explores the nature of the man and his world with a mix of refined ambiance, carefully crafted mystery and chilling suspense! From gaslight to deerstalker cap, the Victorian mood of the series is designed with reverence and a modern edge and presented flawlessly by the artistic talents of Aaron Campbell — and it all happens under striking and iconic covers by Eisner Award Winning artist, John Cassaday, with colors by Eisner Award Winning colorist, Laura Martin.
Moore and Reppion are currently featured in the pages of Dynamite’s Dracula adaptation, while artist Aaron Campbell is the newest artistic sensation to make his home at Dynamite.
About the new Holmes series, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci exclaimed, “That’s right, folks, the comic racks are going to have to make room for another great detective! The original detective! Already John [Reppion] and Leah [Moore] proved their ability to bring literary icons into comics, especially in and around the Victorian Age. So fans can rest assured that Holmes… and Watson… are in capable hands. What’s more, fans are going to love Aaron Campbell’s interior art, as he visually re-creates the world of Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian Age. And with John Cassaday providing covers… well, it’s as our detective says, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,’!”
Look for the thrills and mystery to begin unraveling this May! Sherlock Holmes will be a full-color series.