After the success of their other Illustrated Classics editions, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard have once again teamed up. This time, they’ve created a visually compelling graphic novel adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece A Study in Scarletwhich introduced the world to the immortal detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson.
This is a very faithful comic book adaptation of the classic Holmes story. I consider the story a little less solid than the other Holmes stories--in the novella, the second half is occasionally boring to me. It moves along much more quickly in this adaptation, which was very pleasant, especially if one has already read the novella.
The artwork is more cartoonish than I usually like, but it's very well done and I enjoyed it. The only thing that bothered me about the art was the way Holmes looked....more