In the latest issue of I, Holmes the mysteriously named I. Rose learns her true identity and finds herself confronted by a centuries old feud. This Holmesian drama unfolds in a series of events that will have mystery fans cheering.
After a life full of uncertainty the orphaned I. Rose is given a trunk full of theater costumes by a priest at the church she was left at as an infant. In it she finds photographs of Irene Adler, the woman considered the only love of Sherlock Holmes’. She visits the grave of Adler and realizes that she is part of their familial line, though she isn’t the first to realize this. The masked man who has been hunting her and threatening to frame her for his despicable crimes sought her out because of their unique bond. Just like Holmes, I. Rose must face off against a Moriarty and thwart his plans.
The reveal in this comic is a delightful moment and while the hints and connections between I. Rose and Holmes have been present throughout the series hearing her official background is wonderful. Not only that, but parallels are directly drawn within her battle with the masked man. I loved the Reichenbach Falls connection. This issue does end on a bit of a cliffhanger and I hope that more I, Holmes comics appear in the future, especially now that I. Rose knows just who she is.
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