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Crime Classics: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel) Paperback – 8 Oct 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero (8 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906838011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906838010
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 1.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Culbard's bold, energetic cartooning contributes to bringing the story to life. --Comics Bulletin

More than just a tribute, this graphic novel is a cool and fun read too. --Newsarama

I relished every page and thought how this book would be the perfect primer for any child whose parents feel them to be just on the cusp of potential Holmes worship. --Rachel Cooke The Observer

About the Author

I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer. In 2006, he surpassed thousands of other comic book artists and writers and had his work published in Dark Horse Comics’ New Recruits anthology. He has since appeared in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD (Brass Sun), and has been published by Vertigo (The New Deadwardians). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Valley of Fear, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Deadbeats, The Shadow Out of Time, Celeste, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011. Ian Edginton is one of Britain’s best-known comics writers. He has worked for Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox to adapt Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Predator and Terminator properties, as well as with the H. G. Wells estate to adapt War of the Worlds for Dark Horse. He adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s ’The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ and H.P. Lovecraft’s ’The Call of Cthulhu’ (both illustrated by D’Israeli) for SelfMadeHero’s graphic anthologies Nevermore and The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume I. With artist Rob Deas, he also adapted Pride and Prejudice for SelfMadeHero. In 2007, his graphic novel Scarlet Traces: The Great Game was nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Writer at the prestigious Eisner Awards. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
This isn't the first time A study in Scarlet has been adapted into a graphic novel but it is still a welcome addition. Ian Edginton is very faithful to Doyle's story. The book is quite pleasing all round. Ian Culbard delivers a style of art that doesn't ape the Strand illustrations, rather he chooses to caricature the characters using Doyle's descriptions. Everyone is instantly recognizable throughout. A narrow palette of colours is used, mainly all shades of brown and blue, with red (or scarlet) usually reserved for depicting blood. Much atmosphere is gained by the colour choices and by the way that available light is used realistically. The tricky hurdle of the lengthy back story sequence is nicely vaulted by constantly bringing the visuals back to the storyteller with Sherlock Holmes and co listening. All in all very good. I'm always most loyal to the original text but this stands up well.
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This is the second book in this graphic novel series based on the first Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is well adapted and quite a direct adaptation from the novel.
I like the illustration style, John is drawn well and there are some really sweet moments. However the illustration style makes some characters, especially Sherlock, seem more sinister than they actually are.
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I always love this novel and the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Now with this novel is even better. The dialogues are the same as the story. It's a joy to read.
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Brilliant graphic novel. Must have for Sherlock Holmes fans. Really brings the novels to life. Fast delivery. Have bought all four graphic novels. Very pleased.
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