Top positive review
Gaiman's fantastic Sherlock Holmes + Lovecraftian Mythos mashup!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
This graphic novel is based on a *brilliant* short story. How good? Gaiman's original story this graphic novel is based on won the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Short Story — no small feat! So if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman, Sherlock Holmes, and Lovecraft's Mythos and you haven't read either the short story or this new graphic novel yet, you are in for a
real treat. I've probably read "A Study in Emerald" a dozen times over the years, and I was a little bit concerned that it might be difficult to pull off in this format, but I really thought the graphic novel was fantastically well executed. — No spoilers, but a few points worth mentioning. You do not have to be a massive Sherlock Holmes fan to appreciate this comic, but at least a passing familiarity with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work is really essential to get the most out of it. The short story and thus the graphic novel are essentially part of a mystery that *you* as the reader should try to puzzle out as you read through it. And, as with all good mysteries whatever you do, DON'T read any spoilers in advance.