Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes VS Zombies

Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes VS Zombies

Ian Edginton

I couldn’t resist reading this one.  I mean, look at that cover!  I know I am always comparing and judging covers–but seriously, how perfect is that cover?  Covers are meant to be judged.  I think publishers should work harder to make book covers awesome.

For the record, I’ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories.  Anything I know about him, I got from The Great Mouse Detective and that movie with Jude Law and Iron Man.  I’m working on it.  That being said, I still enjoyed this volume.  I feel as though I probably would have liked the story much more if I had a bit more knowledge about our great detective, but even with those pieces missing, I could still put the puzzle together.  The art was fabulous, but I have to tell you guys something.  I’m that kind of person who notices strange details no one else does.  Like when people in movies/TV shows die, I always look at their eyes to watch for twitching or spasms.  Anyway, there’s a page towards the end when someone slices a zombie with a machete and there’s no blood on the weapon in the next panel.  Just thought you should know.

I enjoyed the steampunk element to Victorian England, but I was immensely disappointed that we didn’t get to see Queen Victoria.  Bummer.  I loved the way Edginton incorporates zombies into the real history of London.  Very clever and very cool.  You guys should check this graphic novel out if you have a chance, especially if you’re a fan of the famous violinist.  Let me know if having spent more time with him makes the story better.

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