Sherlock Should Be Better About Detail

I was happy to get a copy of Sherlock: The Complete Season One Manga box set for a project I’m working on.

Sherlock: The Complete Season One Manga box set

It has the three volumes corresponding to the three episodes of the first season of the Sherlock TV show in a slipcase box along with “three exclusive art cards”. Those turned out to be copies of the book covers.

Sherlock: The Complete Season One Manga art cards

Except… they got the credits wrong. All three of the cards have the credits
“Writer/Co-Creator: Mark Gatiss
Co-Creator: Steven Moffat
Artist: Jay.”

Those credits are only true of the final book, The Great Game. You can see what I mean by comparing the cards to their covers. They’re the same except for the credit blocks. A Study in Pink was written by Steven Moffat.

Sherlock: A Study in Pink art card

The Blind Banker was written by Steve Thompson.

Sherlock: The Blind Banker art card

While The Great Game matches.

Sherlock: The Great Game art card

This is similar to when a syndicated TV show uses the same credits for all its episodes. It’s common, but it’s sloppy. In the case of print, I’m not sure how something like this happens, as it seems it would be easier to use the original files instead of redoing them, but I don’t know what the process really is. Sometimes I think I’d be happier if I didn’t notice these things, but then again, Sherlock might be proud of me.


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