Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia #1 cover by Alice X. Zhang

Making note here that I’m glad that Titan Comics is continuing its translation of the manga adaptations of the Sherlock series. They’re currently in the middle of the first episode of season 2, “A Scandal in Belgravia”, with issue #4 (of 6) coming out at the beginning of March. This is the episode where we meet Irene Adler.

(The three previous are now available in collected form as Sherlock: A Study in Pink, Sherlock: The Blind Banker, and Sherlock: The Great Game. If you’d like to wait for this collection, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia is due out in July.)

A friend was asking why, if the series is a faithful (almost word-for-word) adaptation of the show, and I have it all on disc, I would enjoy the comics. The answer is simple: Artist Jay draws a gorgeous Sherlock (based on Benedict Cumberbatch).

Art from Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia by Jay

Watson also resembles Martin Freeman, although the other characters aren’t so much likenesses. (Jay does a good job with Moriarty’s luminous eyes, though, as the series opens with Sherlock and John escaping the showdown at the pool.)

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia art by Jay

It’s fun to read through the episodes at my own pace, noticing which moments were selected to be captured.

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia #2 art by Jay

Here are all the covers of the issues out so far, just for some pretty pretty art.


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