REVIEW: “I, Holmes”- Alterna Comics

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I, Holmes #1

Michael Lent, Script

Dan Parsons, Art

Marc Rene, Graphic Design & Cover

Alterna Comics

STORY:

The Sherlock Holmes tradition continues with Michael Lent’s comic book “I, Holmes.” We meet I. Rose. She is a young lady in 2009 New York City on the hunt for a graffiti artist named Jer. 17:1.

She will spend her evenings playing poker for mobsters, and then works to solve an explosion at a nearby subway terminal. It appears the bomb was caused by a nut in a black unicorn mask.

Readers meet her friend Annie Stow who is a court appointed “overseer.” And Rose encounters her nasty parole officer named Wolfe.

The story ends with a “mad scientist” standing next to the black unicorn mask ans is in the process of building “a weaponized particle accelerator.” The implication is that Rose will save the day.

REVIEW:

According to the introduction by television producer David Rambo (Empire, Revolution and CSI), Rose is the fifth generation descendant of Sherlock Holmes. The only connection I felt was Rose’s ability to do the classic, “I can tell by the dust on your collar you were at the baker’s at 2 Twenty-First Street.”

I am curious to see where the story goes. I would love to see more “Sherlock Holmes” nods in the story, but I have a feeling Michael Lent is playing that close to the vest.

Either way, it’s cool to see another Sherlock themed comic book!

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