Leah Moore and John Reppion have signed on to tell a case of the most iconic detective in literary history… and I don’t mean Detective Chimp. Dynamite’s has announced that the writing partners will be joining artist Julius Ohta on Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man. The new series starts with a cover by fan-favorite artist John Cassaday (Star Wars).
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 introduces the curious case of Michael Williams, a reliable man at both work and home, who disappears without a trace from foggy old London Town. The famous consulting detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson investigate, only to discover new dangers lurking around every corner!
Moore and Reppion said in a statement:
Sherlock Holmes is just such a great character and the world he inhabits is such a rich one. Even in the original stories, Arthur Conan Doyle was always hinting at all these other, as-yet-unrecorded adventures which he and Dr. Watson had already had. To be able to fill in some of those gaps with our own stories is a huge privilege, but also loads of fun.
The Vanishing Man is a mystery a bit more in line with the Strand Magazine short stories which were collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” say Moore and Reppion. “As ever, part of the fun is tying the whole thing into the existing Holmes chronology; working out which of the original stories comes before and after, and exactly what’s going in Holmes’ life and world at that time. We’ve always tried to stick to Arthur Conan Doyle’s version of Holmes as closely as possible.
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 will be solicited in the March Previews catalog and slated for release in May.