I, Holmes #1 @ALTERNACOMICS Review from @kleffnotes

Sherlock Holmes is reborn in the character I Rose, his great great granddaughter living in New York. While we might know who she is, I has no idea just who she is, or why her first name is merely the letter I.

The first issue of I, Holmes starts on Halloween, which gives us a glimpse at a variety of masked men and women, one of whom is much more dangerous than they appear. I Rose is spending her night gambling in disguise, but when she bests a man named Louie Cupcakes, she finds herself running from a poker gamer and into danger. While she might be in disguise someone in a black unicorn mask seems to have it out for her. I was left abandoned as an infant and has been bounced around the foster system ever since. Her remarkable intelligence has gotten her on the wrong side of the law and it looks like things are about to get worse. Will she get caught by the cops or will our unicorn mask wearing villain get her first? Will I learn her true identity? You’ll just have to read I, Holmes and find out.

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I love Sherlock Holmes, seriously I do. I have loved Holmes ever since I was a little kid and was watching discount Sherlock Hound vhs tapes from the Dollar Tree. I’ve never stopped being obsessed with Holmes and anything related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most well known character. This series reminds me a bit of the cartoon Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century blended with The Adventures of Shirley Holmes. I loved the nods to the original characters, including Les Trade, and I am desperately hoping the black unicorn’s true identity is revealed very soon. Perhaps a gentleman Lady Adler lies behind that creepy mask.

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