Titan’s Sherlock Manga Series Continues

Titan Comics is continuing to translate and publish the manga adaptations of the BBC’s Sherlock TV show episodes. The first half of “A Scandal in Belgravia”, the first episode of the second season, was serialized from 2019-2020 and collected in Oct 2020. (If you missed getting it, it is currently listed for reorder at your local comic shop this month under Diamond code MAY22 1791.) Part two begins serialization in August. (Part one ran five issues, so I assume this […]

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ComicMix to Publish Lost Seuss Stories

This is a bit devious. Last year, ComicMix ended up settling a lawsuit brought by the Dr. Seuess estate. That decision prohibited them from publishing Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!, a Kickstarted Seuss/Star Trek mashup. A The most recent ruling had said that such combinations are not parodic or transformative. Apparently, as part of that lawsuit, research was done on the Seuss copyrights. Now ComicMix is crowdfunding The Zaks and Other Lost Stories, a collection of six stories now […]

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SherlockComics.Com on the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere Podcast

I was thrilled to be invited to talk about my history with comics and specifically Sherlock Holmes in Comics on the latest episode of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast. We also talk about how I became a Sherlock fan, this year’s 221B Con, why I started the site, whether Sherlock is a superhero, and what I’ll be talking about this weekend at the DePaul Pop Culture Conference, “A Celebration of Sherlock Holmes”.

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Bright Family

The familiar idea of an inventive family —- similar to the Fantastic Four -— having space adventures is told with heart and charm in Bright Family. It’s written by Matthew Cody with Carol Klio Burrell and illustrated by Derick Brooks. Nia works hard at her academic accomplishments, but her classmates assume her smart, famous parents help her out. Her younger brother Jayden is imaginative but bored at school and underachieving. The parents are busy doing amazing things, which means they’re […]

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Ignatz Award Submissions Open

The Ignatz Awards are given out at the Small Press Expo, an excellent comic festival held every fall in Bethesda, Maryland (Washington D.C. area). It used to be a festival prize, meaning that the voting was done by those attending the show, based on a set of nominees selected by a panel of judges. However, the Ignatz Awards page currently says “Voting will be be via emailed ballot. You do not need to attend SPX in person in order to […]

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2120 Choose-Your-Path Graphic Novel Out in May

Out in May is an intriguing graphic novel from Avery Hill Publishing. 2120 by George Wylesol is a choose-your-own-path … well, adventure doesn’t seem the right word, as you’re a computer repairman trapped in a generic office building. You follow choices through the pages, although many of them, at least at the beginning, are very similar looking rooms and hallways. (I had a review PDF, but that is my least favorite format for these kinds of books that require jumping […]

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Lucy in the Sky

It’s 2012, and 12-year-old Lucy is coping with seventh grade. Her mother travels the world, and her grandmother is undergoing treatment for cancer. Her friend Vanessa is worried about which boys like her, and her friend Rupa is being pressured by her parents to overachieve and set her future already. Lucy in the Sky, written by Kiara Brinkman and illustrated by Sean Chiki, is a year in the life of an uncertain young woman who loves music. She’s a drummer, […]

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Trespassers

Breena Bard’s Trespassers starts with Gabby and her family heading to the lake house for the summer, continuing a long tradition. She’s a fan of classic mysteries; we see her reading Agatha Christie and The Westing Game. Her older sister and brother think she shouldn’t spend so much time with books. Gene, the neighbor, is an older man who recently lost his wife. He fills them in on the new family, a couple from Chicago and their children. The kids […]

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