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Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2

(Moriarty the Patriot #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  650 ratings  ·  83 reviews
The untold story of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest rival, Moriarty!

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?

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Published January 5th 2021 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 3rd 2017)
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Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
It will eventually get old seeing Moriarty be so much smarter than those he goes up against, but we're not quite at that point yet. And the potential solution to that issue, Sherlock Holmes, is introduced in this volume. This Sherlock is more flamboyant, assured, and socially adept than some portrayals, but he's still manipulative and single minded when it comes to deduction. Watson makes an appearance too, and h's a pretty standard Watson (and endearing for that as well) It's fun to see his and ...more
Mallory ★
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
4.5 Stars!
Volume 2 was an excellent follow up to this story that really showcased the authors ability to expand and turn a Sherlock inspired story into something totally unique. It was clear from the first chapter that this volume would take on a bigger role as we see the creation of the secret intelligence agency and another intricate revealed plan that is classic Sherlock. I especially loved meeting Holmes and the way our Moriarty brothers appear to be manipulating his role as a main characte
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this series, but I continue to be surprised. In this volume, we finally get some interaction with Holmes and Watson. We also spend a significant amount of time with them. Though I enjoyed that, I found myself missing the Moriarty brothers, and wondering what mischief they were up to. Looking forward to the next volume for sure. ...more
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This story keeps on being fun. The case of kidnapping was very good, I'm sad it was adapted in the anime.
So excited to see more of Sherlock, John and Ms. Hudson!
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, mystery
Think of the first volume and the first three chapters of this one as the prologue. When viewed in light of the fourth chapter in this second volume - which begins retelling A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story - everything that comes before it is in service of establishing Moriarty as a criminal consultant prior to his meeting with the man whose nemesis he would become. At this point it doesn't necessarily look as if that's mutual, although we do need to remember the opening page ...more
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Sherlock and Watson made their appearance!
Mark Evans
Jan 10, 2021 rated it liked it
The Moriarty boys continue to shore up their plans to bring lasting change to the English social strata, but the appearance of the world’s first consulting detective (whose appearance would be more enjoyably surprising were he not on the cover) is either just what they needed or a fresh problem in need of a solution.

Complaining about a deerstalker showing up (Holmes technically never wore them in the books) on the cover of this volume feels a lot like being tetchy about hearing sound effects in
Annie (Putt)
I think my biggest issue with the story is that it became trite. I'll be honest, I was more interested in Moriarty from the start. Sherlock has gotten his fair share of retellings and remakes, so having a story from Moriarty's POV was refreshing.

The first chapter of the book jumped around so much that by the end of it, I still didn't know what was going on and I was shocked to find out that it was more like a poorly written one-shot.

The characters are still difficult to distinguish from one anot
Jessica Figueroa
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I just love everything about this book. I love mysteries, manga and remakes and this was a perfect mix of that. I love this Moriarty angle of things. He's definitely a more darker version of Sherlock. While Sherlock seems to push the boundaries of the law to get things done, Moriarty does what he wants regardless of the law and will get his end goal. I just love his character in this book. Also speaking of Sherlock I was surprised to see Sherlock so soon. While we get Moriarty and his is boundar ...more
Once again, I found this story about average. Good, but I'm just not connected to the characters, but maybe it's too quick to judge from only the second volume? I really do love the art and character designs in this series though. I like the mangaka's take on Sherlock Holmes, as well as Ms. Hudson is hilarious along with Dr. Watson. I think others may still enjoy this series; however, for now, I don't this is for me. ...more
Korpimaan lukija
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sarjakuvat
+ Sherlock appeared!
+ bad/grey guys as MC
+ easy to read
+ close knit family connections
+/- asshole!Sherlock
- the portrayal of Ms Hudson
- some annoying manga tropes regarding the drawing style
3.5 stars ⭐
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
... beautiful art and favorite enemies.
☆ Franzi  ☆
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangas
I didn't know I need Sherlock with long hair and a ponytail until now 😍 ...more
Feb 08, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why didn't the anime include the lat few scenes. I would have loved to see Sherlock's reaction to the costume Watson made him wear!!! ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangas, read-in-2019
I don't know why my mind refuses to see Sherlock as the awful person that he is but I absolutely adored every Moriarty/Sherlock interaction we got so far. ...more
Warnings: gun violence, physical violence and murder, dehumanization of lower classes, sexual assault

After the two short arcs in the previous volume, it seems the story is about to delve into its main plot, as Sherlock is introduced in this book. But first, we get a story which is mostly on Albert’s side of things - as a Lt Colonel in the Army, he attends a council where they discuss the threat of a new Opium variant that could be connected to some aristocrat, which is why the military is hesit
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oooh, this was a very good volume! The Moriarty brothers, William as their mastermind, set out to show people how society's structures are rotten and must be demolished. How they go about this, is less noble. There's plenty of crime coming!

You could argue the end justifies the means, which is something that will surely touched upon somewhere along the way, and right now it also looks evil is getting their due because aristocrats Moriarty & co. are targeting, have been quite rotten too. They are
Thank you Netgalley for providing a review copy.

I am totally onboard with this series and hope that as the books continue the story development doesn’t falter. In volume two Moriarty and Sherlock meet, and the beginnings of their cat and mouse game are put in place. While we have all the players, Moriarty, Sherlock and Watson in place for book 3 the story is not following the path I thought it would.

In this book we have one story that addresses the conflict of sacrificing one for many. While th
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Older brother Albert uncovers a plot to distribute opium to the masses, and proves his worth in discreetly taking out the organization without embarrassing any of the nobles who may be involved. He is rewarded with an appointment to the head of a secret military organization, MI6. William decides that the way they have been going about things has been too slow to affect change in the country, so he stages scene with a terrible noble in orde
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Sherlock Holmes and Black Butler
ARC provided by NetGalley

This was a blast. I am really enjoying this series so far, it is right up my ally. As I was reading this there were times when I just could not put it down. Moriarty is so delightfully devious and manipulative, it is so fun to watch. I also loved the direction the latter half of the novel went with, perspective you know. While reading a thought struck me, people who like Black Butler would probably get a kick out of this. This may be because I currently have the first t
Jo-ann Wong
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Viz Media for a digital ARC!

[Minor spoiler in this review!]

I really enjoyed volume 1 of this series, and was super excited to see where the story would continue. I was not disappointed!

While the story starts similar to volume 1, with 1 chapter = 1 case, the introduction of Sherlock Holmes hints at the broader arc that is upcoming.

One of my favorite parts about this series is the character dynamics. We know Moriarty as a traditionally evil character with no goals, so to s
Diane Hernandez
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
There are two and a half stories in Moriarty the Patriot Vol 2. They are set in Sherlock Holmes’ London but there is where the similarities end.

Albert, Louis and William are sick of the elitist society of Victorian London. Despite being of noble birth, Albert wants to right society’s wrongs using his inheritance from their father, Count Moriarty. The brothers vow to play Robin Hood to allow the poor to get their just revenge for the wrongs afflicted on them by their masters.

Moriarty the Patriot
April Gray
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-in-2021
In this volume, the Moriarty brothers continue their culling of the nobility, taking down an opium ring the has noble backing. They craftily do it without exposing the nobles, leading Albert to become the head of the newly created MI6, giving them resources off the record, so to speak. Our anti-heroes get up to all sorts of shenanigans, and I'm not going to spoil the fun- just know that it's all very clever indeed! And hello, who's this sharp young man named Sherlock? He seems interesting, we sh ...more
Achillia ☽
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This volume begins with a chapter that was cut off from the anime; "A Case of a Noble Kidnapping" concerns the protagonists exposing an opium business governed by nobles. Shame it wasn't included, as there are some gorgeous panels of William, and once again a showcase of his and Albert's ingenuity. Chapters 5 and 6 are the "Noahtic" acts, where we are introduced to Sherlock Holmes. No need to mention that battle of wits that played out since the first meeting, with Sherlock being very very inter ...more
Pippa Reads Manga
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
In volume 2 we get less of the Moriarty brothers as we are introduced to Holmes and Watson. I found it fun seeing them appear this early on, as I wasn’t sure if they would show up sooner rather than later. Although I think what makes this series special is that it is about Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes has had plenty of derivative works based on his character, so I hope that this series doesn’t focus on Holmes as much.

My only gripe is that at this point I am having some trouble distinguishing one c
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, manga
An introduction to a long-awaited character and the beginning of a larger plot.

The second volume features four chapters that tie into each other. William Moriarty is on the case to disrupt the noble class and bring equality to England. However, with the introduction of a new rival, the group has new challenges to come. Readers get to see more of Albert Moriarty and Sebastian Moran in each of the chapters. The plot focuses more on the group dynamic and the influence they hold in England.

A good
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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In this volume, William James Moriarty and crew start their campaign of destroying the class system by orchestrating a murder of a commoner by a Count. We are also introduced to Sherlock Holmes. #MoriartythePatriotVol2 #NetGalley
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I like that Sherlock was brought in to the series in this volume, but I hope it won't mean that we lose out on Moriarty only chapters. This volume had a good pace, good illustrations, and good character development. I look forward to what future volumes bring. ...more
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