“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.