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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Book 1

Check out the manga version of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, in this comics recreation of the first episode of the second series of the hit BBC show

Cover of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

I have to admit that I didn’t watch the BBC’s reworking of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson. Am I missing out? Is it worth catching up with on the iPlayer?

As a result, I’m not completely sure whether this manga recreation is worth investigating. It looks like it’s been nicely illustrated in a traditional manga style by artist Jay, created for the Japanese market and presented here in the same left-to-right, monochrome format as the Japanese original. This book covers the first episode of the second series (or season, if you’re American), entitled A Scandal in Belgravia and based on Conan Doyle’s short story A Scandal in Bohemia.

My guess is that you’d have to be an extremely enthusiastic Sherlock fan to purchase an adaptation of a TV series, even if it has been created by British TV-writing legends Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

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