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The critically acclaimed Australian graphic novel arrives on America's shores!
The Creative Team
Holmes and Watson are introduced to an impossible crime; a killing by a mythological creature; the dreaded Chimera, part lion, part scorpion, part goat! But even if the death is some sort of sick hoax, it still means a hideous murder has taken place, which Holmes must solve. However dark forces swirl about the case, and an unsuspecting Holmes, besieged by doubts, has yet to contend directly with the most dramatic of those forces: Professor James Moriarty!
A must for any Sherlock Holmes fan's library collection. Released on newsstands in Australia, this will be the first time it is available outside of the country. Described by writer Christopher Sequeira as “Hammer Horror meets Holmes”, the series has received numerous accolades from many Holmesian followers. Collects issues 1-4.
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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DARK DETECTIVE - CHIMERA
Christopher Sequeira has written for Marvel, DC, BOOM! Studios as well as being responsible for numerous independent titles. His Holmes work has been featured in Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes ("His Last Arrow") and he is a member of the Sydney Passengers.
Phil Cornell is a commercial artist who, while never having drawn for comics before, has become well known for his faithful renditions of Arthur Conan Doyle’s world. His fine story illustrations and frontispiece graced the pages Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes and he also provided cover art and interior art for Curious Incidents Volumes 1&2.
Dave Elsey is an Oscar nominated special effects artist who has worked on everything from Hellraiser to The Wolfman. His amazing covers bring forth a different side of Holmes and show both the man and monster within. Dave is also co-creator of the title and works the digital magic evident on each and every page.
Written by: Christopher Sequeira
Artists: Philip Cornell and J. Scherpenhuizen
Cover: Dave Elsey
DIAMOND # SEP161506
“Writer Christopher Sequeira does a smooth job of blending the cerebral detective Holmes with the classic horror elements. Certainly one to highly recommend for its fresh stories centered on the iconic Holmes.” - Calvin Daniels, Yorktown WebExtra
“If you haven't got into The Dark Detective yet then you are missing out in a major way.” - ScaryMinds
“Sherlock Holmes has long been featured in comic books, but few have the wit, literary style, and attention to detail found on every page of the Dark Detective! Every fan of Sherlock Holmes—whether a comic-book reader or not—will be enthralled by this brilliant series!” - Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and The Annotated Sandman
“…heartily recommend this series that can be described as Holmes meets Hammer Horror.” - Doyleockians
“…a thoroughly enjoyable comic book interpretation of the world's greatest consulting detective.” - Comics DownUnder