The Chemistry Set has announced the upcoming release of Kid Houdini and the Silver Dollar Gang.

Kid Houdini and the Silver Dollar Gang follows the adventures of young Harry Houdini after he ran away from his family home in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1886. Caged and mistreated by the cruel circus owner, Professor Murat, Harry and his misfit friends Lydia the snake girl, Hans the legless boy and the Siamese twins Jacques and Joe solve mysteries under cover of night. No case is too daunting nor dangerous to sway their scrutiny… if you can pay their fee: one shiny silver dollar.


The series is created by Dwight L. MacPherson, the same mind behind The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo.  According to MacPherson the story will be a cross between Scooby Doo and HBO’s fantastic series Carnivale.  If that is truly the case, then this could be one truly trippy web comic.

Kid Houdini and the Silver Dollar Gang debuts on October 31st, the 81st anniversary of Houdini’s death on the Chemistry Set’s website (

via The Chemistry Set


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  1. It will be awesome to see Houdini again since Batman / Houdini: The Devil’s Workshop, that creepy elseworlds crossover.

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