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"this comic interlude" [3GAB]

For those of you who are interested in Sherlock Holmes in the realm of comic books, this should grab your attention. As you are no doubt aware, we recently reported that the Muppets would have a role in a new Sherlock Holmes-themed comic book ("The Muppets Do Sherlock Holmes"). If your tastes in the graphic arts are a little more refined, fear not! We noticed some early quivers across the web that may indicate some additional publications that you may wish to note.

Some History

There are a great many instances of Holmes in the comics over the years. While we haven't yet provided a comprehensive review or compilation of all of the titles at this point, we point you to Bully Comics, who has a nice retrospective from the month of January, 2008.

The Present

The British comics blog downthetubes.net re-posted a Del Rey interview with Tony Lee, the British comics creator, who appeared at the Bristol Comics Expo last weekend. For those of you who may not know Tony, he has recently completed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel. [Side note: we mentioned the original book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Episode 22 of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere].

The reason it caught our eye is that last month, Bleeding Cool first reported Tony and his writing partner Dan Boultwood had their photo taken at the Sherlock Holmes set of the London Film Museum earlier this year. An interesting tease, for certain.

But thanks to the Del Ray interview, we have it straight from Tony that he's "working on and pitching a graphic novel series of books on the Baker Street Irregulars, another childhood love."

So we began to piece some of the other bits of the puzzle together to see if we could find more information.  It turns out we didn't have to look very far, as Bleeding Cool followed up with a post this weekend that clinched it: Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood's Irregular Graphic Novels. The only information we have is that Sherlock Holmes is dead and it looks like the Irregulars are poised to replace him; but of the assortment of ragtag street urchins, who will it be? No specifics on the plot, a publisher or anything other than a series of images from flyers that were handed out at the London MCM Expo:


We're glad to see that at least Wiggins gets an appearance.