In June Titan Comics will unveil Sherlock: A Study In Pink, a sherlock manga comic series, done by acclaimed manga illustrator Jay. Now this series has been around in the Japanese market for a while, just not in english. Titan will be producing editions with new cover art by many artists including Alice X. Zhang.
I have never read Manga. That being said I understand it has a huge audience, larger than mainstream comics, and sooner or later our mainstream world was going to cross into it. That being said I don’t think they could have picked a better property. Everyone knows how huge the Sherlock fan base is, hell last year there was a sold out Sherlock convention in England and this year we’re getting one in the US. These appear to be straight up adaptations so I’m interested to see how traditional Titan stays to the format and thematic elements of Manga, and we at What’cha Reading will definitely be bring someone on board who can read and review these books in context.
What do you think? Was it only a matter of time? Is this the right property? Is the fandom ready for it?
Sound off in the comments. And check out the full press release below.
NEW MANGA COMIC SERIES – PRINTED IN ENGLISH
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE US & UK!
This June, Titan Comics is thrilled to unveil Sherlock: A Study In Pink – a manga comic series adapting the episodes of the smash-hit Hartswood Films TV show starring Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch (upcoming Doctor Strange) and Dr John Watson as played byMartin Freeman (The Hobbit)!
Originally airing on the BBC in 2010, the TV show is a reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, following Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson’s adventures in 21st Century London. A fourth series of the show has been commissioned and set for a 2017 release.
Announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon, the manga comic adaptations of Sherlock episodes co-created by Steven Moffat(Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), and based on the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories. The publications, illustrated by acclaimed manga illustrator Jay, will be printed in English for the first time in the US & UK with extended page-counts; perfect for comics and manga audiences alike!
The comic series will feature all new art and covers by a host of top comics talent including fan favorite artist Alice X. Zhang (Doctor Who, The Blacklist)!
The first story, Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 hits stores in June 2016 and will also be available on digital devices.
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