Sherlock Holmes in Comics – Related Characters
Comics and manga with lead characters who aren’t Sherlock Holmes or John Watson, but who are closely related.
Irene Adler leads a group of women adventurers in the steampunk-flavored Adler, written by Lavie Tidhar and illustrated by Paul McCaffrey (Titan Comics, 2021, a collection of the five-issue miniseries).
Serena Blasco adapts the first three of Nancy Springer’s YA novels as slim hardcover comics, originally published in French. (The remaining three were not translated to English.)
Major Holmes & Captain Watson, written by Jeff Rider and illustrated by Ismael Canales, stars a blond Sheffield Holmes, nephew of Sherlock and Mycroft, who goes on missions in 1914 with Captain Imogen Watson (4 issues, Cloudwrangler Comics, 2020-2021).
Violet Holmes, an original character and Sherlock’s adopted daughter, appears in Violet Holmes and the Agents of H.I.V.E.: Adventures of a Teenage Detective, written by Nicko Vaughan and illustrated by Georgia Grace Weston (Orange Pip Books, 2020).
Young Miss Holmes is a manga take by Kaoru Shintani starring Sherlock’s niece Lady Christie that moves from retelling Doyle stories to creating its own adventures (3 volumes in English, Seven Seas Entertainment, 2012-2013).