In Review: Mycroft Holmes – The Apocalypse Handbook #3

Mycroft hits the USA in search of the Apocalypse Handbook - but an encounter at the New York docks leaves him battered and bruised at the hands of impossible superweapons

Synopsis: Mycroft hits the USA in search of the Apocalypse Handbook – but an encounter at the New York docks leaves him battered and bruised at the hands of impossible superweapons – and that’s even before he follows the trail out West, where an unexpected face boards his train, with robbery on his mind!

Review: This issue opens the story up a fair bit in that we finally get a better glimpse of what Mycroft is up against and just how ruthless a villain he is dealing with.

We also get treated to an interesting flashback sequence in which Mycroft and his younger bother Sherlock are out hunting. This is juxtaposed with Mycroft trying to explain his issues with the predictability of the world in which he lives.

The final panels introduce Mycroft and his travelling companions to one of the old wests most notorious train robbers. Which can only mean that things are to get interesting in the next issue.

I really liked Mycroft talking about the British scientist who invented resuscitation and how he would pay people to bring him victims of drownings. This was a nice touch.

As with previous issues Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obsifeld have nailed the writing and have given Mycroft a strong and distinctive personality that is every bit as challenging to his peers as his younger brother Sherlock.

The art work by Joshua Cassara is nothing short of brilliant. I’m really enjoying his line work and how it works so well with the colours provided by Luis Guerrero. If you have doubts about Joshua’s artwork. Just check the images of the Black and White stuff that is in the back of the comic.

Titan Comics have really found a top class team here and I hope that they get to do a lot more work with Titan in the years to come.

9.7
Mycroft Holmes - The Apocalypse Handbook #3
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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