The world’s most famous detective has found a new home at Dynamite Entertainment.  The company plans to release Sherlock Holmes #1 in May 2009.

Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, Sherlock Holmes #1 begins the “Trial of Sherlock Holmes”, a NEW story which presents the great detective with an all-too personal quandary and explores the nature of the man and his world with a mix of refined ambiance, carefully crafted mystery and chilling suspense! From gaslight to deerstalker cap, the Victorian mood of the series is designed with reverence and a modern edge and presented flawlessly by the artistic talents of Aaron Campbell — and it all happens under striking and iconic covers by Eisner Award Winning artist, John Cassaday, with colors by Eisner Award Winning colorist, Laura Martin.

In a prepared statement, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci said, “That’s right, folks, the comic racks are going to have to make room for another great detective! The original detective! Already John [Reppion] and Leah [Moore] proved their ability to bring literary icons into comics, especially in and around the Victorian Age. So fans can rest assured that Holmes… and Watson… are in capable hands. What’s more, fans are going to love Aaron Campbell’s interior art, as he visually re-creates the world of Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian Age. And with John Cassaday providing covers… well, it’s as our detective says, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,’!”


via Dynamite Entertainment

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. February 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    This looks and sounds great. No word on the price tag, I take it?

  2. CJE
    February 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Shouldn’t John Cassaday have been finishing Planetary #27 instead of doing all these one-offs?! Didn’t Cassaday CLAIM he started work on Planetary #27 in JULY of LAST YEAR??

    Come on Cassaday! Don’t break the record on delay between issues! This October it’s going to be 3 FRAKKING YEARS since issue 26.

  3. Mike Keller
    February 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    I saw “Moore” on the first panel and got totally jazzed. I wonder if she is any relation to Alan Moore?
    It doesn’t matter. I love anything Holmsian.

  4. Rayjay Sinclair
    February 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Yep, Leah Moore is Alan Moore’s daughter.

  5. Ben Berrey
    February 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    This new artist doing the interior, Aaron Campbell, is one of the most talented and versatile in North America. I anticipate many new fans of his after the release of this project. You should see this dudes paintings! Amazing!

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