In Review: Holmes & Houdini #3

As Nolen Savoy's apocalyptic plot nears fruition, Spencer Holmes and Erica Houdini must join forces, much like their famous ancestors did once before to save the world.
Houdini

Synopsis: As Nolen Savoy’s apocalyptic plot nears fruition, Spencer Holmes and Erica Houdini must join forces, much like their famous ancestors did once before to save the world. But is it already too late?

 

The Story

Having managed to obtain the artifact in the last issue. Nolen Savoy plans to announce himself at a meeting of the UN Council in Doha where he will big up the artifact and his technology and how it will change the world. Meanwhile, Watson tells Spencer Holmes and Erica about their ancestors and how they started the Order during a time when Sherlock Holmes was nearing retirement. He also reveals how the order came to be the guardians of so many artifacts—armed with this new knowledge about the Order. Holmes and Houdini set a plan into motion that will stop Nolen Savoy from his plans of world domination, but before they can proceed they’ll need to disguise themselves to get into the UN Meeting.

 

Artwork

Once again the art team do a brilliant job on this book. I loved the flashback sequence at the start that tells the story of how the Order came into being. This sequence of panels shows a sixty-something Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go out to see a young Harry Houdini perform, which leads to them forming the order. The attention to detail for the venues and fashions of the late 19th or early 20th century was bang on and really immersed me in that particular part of the story.

Also brilliant was the sequence of events that take place in Doha toward the end of the book when Nolen Savoy loses control of the artifact and winds up causing worldwide floods. The illustrations depicting the panic and the floods were cool and cinematic.

 

Overall

An entertaining story with some great characters. Please Zenescope make this an ongoing comic.

9.8
Holmes & Houdini #3
  • Covers
    9.7
  • Story
    9.8
  • 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. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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