I consider myself a true Holmsian. Have been for as long as I could read. I’ve read everything I could get my hands on, watched all the movies and shows. The world and mythos of Sherlock Holmes is so rich, so intriguing I can’t help but devour anything related to it. And almost every single thing I seen has something in it I enjoyed. The Baker Street Peculiars continues the streak!
The Baker Street Peculiars issue one follows three youths thrown together while chasing a statue. A statue that seems to now be very much alive. When the chase has ended, with less than stellar results, our three would be heroes find themselves with a mystery, and a mysterious benefactor. A person of keen intuition and observation has promised them a salary if they take on the case. Could the shadowy figure in the deerstalker cap be who they think it is? Maybe there are more mysteries to be solved than we thought! Can these three, four if you count Wellington the dog, youngsters from very different walks of life work together to save the statues of London?
The art is charming and the plot and dialogue are all ages without being trite or boring. This series gets a 4 out of 5, pick it up at your local comic shop on 3/6!
The Baker Street Peculiars #1 (of 4)
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Andy Hirsch
On sale: 3/9/16
From BOOM! Studios:
What’s to Love: Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), who has delighted us with his imaginative all-ages work for years, is teaming up with Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time) to bring us a new twist within the world of Sherlock Holmes. What if the world’s greatest detective wasn’t quite what he—or she—seemed?
What It Is: It’s a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Holmes doesn’t actually exist; he is a fictional character created by (what comes next is a total spoiler! Highlight the following text to learn too much!) housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes’ adventures under the pen name of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed caseload she’ll (here ends the spoiler!) need the help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues.