MARVEL PREVIEW #6 SHERLOCK HOLMES

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles Part II: The Demon-Hound from Hell”
Writer: Doug Moench
Artists: Val Mayerick & Tony Dezuniga

Sherlock Holmes decides to send Dr. Watson to look after the new heir to the Baskervilles. They reach Dartmoor and get introduced to the cast of suspects. There is the butler and his wife. There is a neighbor Stapleton and his sister Beryl. The sister gives Watson a warning when they are alone to leave because he’s in danger. There is also an escaped convict roaming the moors. Watson faithfully reports back to Holmes with written reports. Later Holmes is revealed to have been conducting an investigation in secret. It all comes to an exciting conclusion.

The final adaptation to The Hound of the Baskervilles was an interesting read from start to finish. I never read the book but it seems like a faithful adaptation. It had a real Victorian feel to it. There were some interesting turns in the story which I won’t reveal if anyone has an interest in reading the original story. This comic has interested me in exploring the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. I think there was plans for more adaptations but they never materialized.

MARVEL PREVIEW #5 SHERLOCK HOLMES

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles Part I”
Writer: Doug Moench
Artist: Val Mayerick

A Doctor Mortimer comes to ask for the famous detective’s help. He tells the story of Hugo Baskerville who in 1742 was an evil man. He kidnaps a young woman who later escapes. He goes out to track her down. When he doesn’t return his friends ride out to find him. They discover that he was killed by a hound from hell. Now an ancestor to the Baskervilles has been found murdered. Mortimer an old friend claims that he found the tracks of a dog by the dead body. The heir a young man from Canada arrives to claim his inheritance and gets a cryptic message to avoid the moor.

This is the first part of an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. Its probably his most famous work. They did a real good job of adapting the story even thought the first part is mostly exposition. I enjoyed the story and I might like to actually read the book sometime. It sounds very interesting.