Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 1
Before he was Sherlock’s rival, Moriarty fought against the unfair class caste system in London by making sure corrupt nobility got their comeuppance. But even the best-intentioned plans can spin out of control—will Moriarty’s dream of a more just and equal world turn him into a hero…or a monster?
I read the german edition of this series and as far as I know it’s also been licensed in italian and french, maybe english will follow soon, therefore I decided to write this review in english, so everyone interested in the story could read it. Anyways, let me tell you, I enjoyed this first volume pretty much, nonetheless, there are some concerns for the upcoming volumes I feel the need to share.
At first, I’ll focus on what I loved. I’m actually no huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I mean, I am aware of...more
It's not because he was a mustache-twirling villain, I can tell you that. Takeuchi's Moriarty is a man deeply e ...more
Derived from those scant details available, we get the wonderfully vicious Moriarty the Patriot, which repurposes the nefarious villain into an antihero out to demolish an unfair class system. Oddly, this really resonated me for some reason, can’t imagine why ...more
It's dark. It's a twist on the Moriarty legends like you've never seen. It's Black Butler meets Sherlock.
Moriarty, or I should say William, checks all the classic Moriarty boxes. He's clever beyond normalcy. He's highly intelligent for a young child and man. He's got a cruel streak a mile wide. His idea of justice is insanely skewed. He's one of those people that thinks liberation comes in death, blackmail, and poison. He's perfect.
The story ...more
He and his brother were orphaned and penniless when the oldest Moriarty son brings them into his home as family. James' brilliant mind being the biggest part of why the Moriarty family agreed to adopting them. The mother and younger son are bound and determined to see these two boys kicked out of there home, and are willing to do anything to accomplish it.
The oldest Moriarty son, Albert, has other plans in m ...more
I was never a huge fan of Holmes. Never read many (maybe one or two stories) and never watched the movies. I always thought he seemed pompous. This Manga essentially takes that approach bec ...more
I really like this one! Such an interesting concept! To take a famous literary villain an anti-hero of some sort...it makes for one interesting reading. This is one Sherlock Holmes' fans will love to read this interpretation of the iconic character, whether they are fan of Moriarty or not.
Everyone knows who Sherlock Holmes is. You have to be living under a rock to not know who he is, but when it comes to his equally infamous nemesis James Moriarty, there isn’t that much we know of him.
I was a bit hesitant to read this, because I adore the Sherlock Holmes stories, and with how popular Holmes retellings have become in the last few years, there is so much that from the original stories that has been chang ...more
We've seen all of the countless takes of the great Sherlock Holmes. Both in the movies, and on television. Now it's time for us to take a closer look at his greatest rival, Moriarty.
Moriarty the Patriot Vol. 1 follows the one and only Moriarty, though in manga format. This his story, before he ever came up against the in/famous Sherlock Holmes. His childhood, his hopes, his dreams. It's all there, and t ...more
Moriarty flips the usual Sherlock Holmes dynamic by presenting us with a story where the British aristocracy, true to life, are evil, and Sherlock Holmes' brief-but-memorable nemesis, Professor Moriarty, is a cunning anti-hero fighting against the imperial establishment using every possible means.
Sound entertaining? It is. Moriarty here is a guile hero, or antihero, in the vein of Lelouche Lamerouge, or Arsene Lupin: a man of nefarious intellect, operating ...more
Full disclosure: I am not well versed in the Sherlock Holmes canon, so my knowledge of Moriarty does not run deep as others. Regardless, this didn't have to be a Sherlock series. They could have easily filed off the numbers of the IP-based characters and made it a fully original story about class confl ...more
Illustrations by Hikaru Miyoshi
This story follows the young life of James Moriarty, the acclaimed nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. This James is loosely based on the Professor of Doyle's works - he's a math professor, and he is a mastermind of crime. As a child, James and his younger brother, Louis, were adopted by the wealthy Moriarty family, but the parents and youngest Moriarty brother never treat them like equals. The eldest Moriarty, Albe ...more
I went into this series not knowing anything about Moriarty from the Sherlock series but at the end of the manga, there is a brief "bonus chapter" about the original character.
The plot begins describing William in his youth and how he came to be a respected noble. Born into poverty but intelligent at a young age, William and his brother Louis are taken into the Moriarty home and assume the roles of Alber ...more
This was great. As a lifelong fan of sherlock holmes stories I always love to hear others' perspectives on him and his world. The bit of the world that this book has chosen to bring to the forefront is that of Moriarty. An incredibly interesting character, I had a great time reading about him. I find that anti-heroes are sometimes even more fun to read about than true heroes. The tension built up over the course of the book was great. This book does a great job of introd ...more
I really love the art style and character designs for Moriarty the Patriot. The Moriarty brothers are the reason I’d keep reading this. I love how they each play a part in rehabilitating different members of the aristocracy. Of course the title character comes up wi ...more