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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Graphic Revolve by Martin Powell
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Jul 03, 11

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After a ferocious hound murders Sir Charles Baskerville, his heir returns to England to claim his inheritance, only to face the same dangers that took his uncle's life. Desperate, he turns to Sherlock Holmes for help in this retelling of a classic mystery. Unfortunately, Powell does not introduce the characters of Holmes and Watson. Readers are expected to either already be familiar with their backstory or be content with the plot alone. This is odd given that the appeal of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries is the two main characters' personalities and their remarkable relationship. The artwork is similarly simple and predictable. Combined with the trite, supernatural appearance of the hound which is eventually explained realistically, the entire graphic novel brings to mind an episode of the cartoon classic Scooby-Doo. And this is not a compliment, for Powell and illustrator Perez fail to live up to Conan Doyle's storytelling legend.
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