The One True Me and You

The One True Me and You by Remi K. England is a queer geeky rom-com that stars my people. I loved it. Kaylee is attending a convention dedicated to the latest entertainment incarnation of Sherlock Holmes. She writes popular Johnlock fic about the characters, and it’s the first time she’s meeting the best friends she’s made online. It’s also the first time she feels safe exploring the idea that she’s non-binary, using they/them pronouns, as her hometown is not queer-friendly. […]

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There’s a Murder Afoot

Earlier this year I had the chance to meet the author Vicki Delany in Toronto. (The Bootmakers of Toronto, the local Sherlock Holmes society, were celebrating their 50th anniversary by having an event with guests and presentations.) So I thought I’d brush up on her Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery series. So far I’ve read the first five, and I stopped to talk about that fifth book, There’s a Murder Afoot, because it’s the best one so far. And the reason […]

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Three Little Wishes

Kelly is a really good lawyer because she is very involved in the details. That also means she has one friend and no romantic prospects, because that’s how this kind of character works in media. When her friend encourages her to do something “rash and stupid,” she buys an abandoned storage unit, where she finds and frees Oberon, King of the Fairies. He grants her three wishes, but the specific wording determines what will happen. She’s the perfect person to […]

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Sunburn

I am living in the future we only dreamed of, back in the 90s when we were hoping for stories that weren’t superhero or other pulp genres, when we envisioned comics that were more than 32 pages with staples, when we talked about comics for people other than young white men. Andi Watson (writer, here) and Simon Gane (artist) have reteamed (after the recently reissued Paris) for a story about a teenager given a wonderful summer opportunity and the bittersweet […]

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Moriarty: A Clockwork Empire #2 Covers

I just brought you the covers for the launch of a new Sherlockian comic miniseries next year, and now the covers for issue #2 have been revealed! Moriarty: A Clockwork Empire #2 is, as with the previous issue, written by Fred Duval & Jean-Pierre Pécau and illustrated by Stevan Subic. The second issue is due out March 22, and in it, Holmes and Watson face off against “the monstrous Mr. Hyde!”

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Moriarty: A Clockwork Empire Coming in February – Cover Preview

Titan Comics will be publishing Moriarty: A Clockwork Empire, a four-issue miniseries, beginning in February 2023. As written by Fred Duval & Jean-Pierre Pécau and illustrated by Stevan Subic, the series promises a steampunk take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as well as an appearance by Mr. Hyde. Here’s the publisher’s description: In a London opium den, a monster is killed by the police with seven bullets to the body. At the Diogenes Club, an investigator […]

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Unicorn Selfies: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure

I feel like a broken record when I talk about Phoebe and Her Unicorn, because I love every book, and it always amazes me that such a long-running comic strip stays so fresh and insightful. That’s a real testament to Dana Simpson’s skills. That’s a wonderful thing, particularly at this time of year. I just read Unicorn Selfies, the fifteenth book (!) in the series. (There’s been another since then, Unicornado, that came out in October. I am behind, as […]

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Gideon Gunn, the Pagan Priest

Gideon Gunn, the Pagan Priest is ridiculous adventure with plenty of nostalgic appeal to those who enjoy classic British comics or Hammer horror. The concept’s in the title. Created by writer Daniel Whiston and artist Andrew Richmond, Gunn fights monsters in 18th century Bath with whatever makes sense, whether holy or pagan. This single comic, “Strange Alchemy”, has three stories. Gunn fights vampires, zombies, and a Frankenstein-style animated corpse. Even though I have little exposure to 80s British comic anthologies […]

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