Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon Issue 3 Review

Sherlock Holmes:
The Liverpool Demon #3
By Leah Moore and John Reppion
Art by Matt Triano

Holmes and Watson are investigating a murder of a museum curator.  He was murdered while open crates for his new exhibit and Holmes noticed that one of the crates has gone missing.   So they are off to the boat that the boxes have been delivered on a hunch by Holmes that the missing crate might still be there and was not delivered. 

While Holmes and Watson are doing that, Inspector Thornton has his hands filled with a puma that has escaped from the zoo.  It appears the puma found its way into the illegal dog fighting that is in the cellar of a building in the shadier parts of Liverpool and it appears to have killed everyone there man and dog.   How are these two separate incidents tied into The Spring Heeled Jack case they are working on?  Holmes has a theory and it involves a crooked medium and something that might have been overlooked.

The Liverpool Demon issue 3 was a total spin from the first two issues as it went in a direction I wasn’t expecting.  What I love from Leah Moore and John Reppion is how well they write for Sherlock Holmes as the capture the character really well.  I also like how they tell a story and with The Liverpool Demon I have been kept guessing what will happen next.  Even though my guesses have been wrong I do indeed love that as it tells the reader that the story is not predictable and it keeps you on your toes. 

Another thing I enjoyed in The Liverpool Demon was the fact that the art was better than issue two.  I do not care how well a story is in a comic book if the art sucks then the story sucks also because it really brings it down.  Issue 3 was a lot better than issue two and the art had a good feel to it and wasn’t to dark that you couldn’t see anything.

I have been enjoying this comic book limited series and seeing Sherlock Holmes return in comic book form has been pretty cool to see.  The Liverpool Demon has so far been a good story and fits right in with the classic stories by Conan Doyle for the most part.  I’m really looking forward to the next few issues and to see how this story ends.

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