Oh, good grief. I almost feel silly reading it. I’m really hoping Moore and Reppion’s foreshadowing of Mycroft being Moriarty is inadvertent or just silly business instead of their actual plans for the series. I imagine it’ll be back, with more lame references to World War I possibly. The book actually saddens me a little, with the minor references to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen–it only introduces comparisons between Moore and her father and she comes up short.
I’m a little put out, given the $3.50 price tag per issue and Dynamite’s generally fine track record so far–I mean, they put out Battlefields, it’s hard to believe they’d let this nonsense out of the stable. Moore and Reppion don’t bring anything new to Sherlock Holmes, nothing movies in the 1930s weren’t already doing.
Except, I suppose, they weren’t ripping off the The Untouchables–turning Watson into an action hero.
The Trial Of Sherlock Holmes, Part Five: Endgame; writers, Leah Moore and John Reppion; artist, Aaron Campbell; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.