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.