Sorry I didn’t get the review done in time for yesterday’s posting.
Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3 (of 4)
BOOM Kids! (October 2010)WRITER: Patrick Storck ARTIST: Amy Mebberson COLORISTS: Braden Lamb & Amy Mebberson LETTERER: Deron Bennett EDITOR: Christopher Burns DESIGNER: Erika Terriquez
One of Holmes’ poker buddies (Pepe the Prawn–guess my luck couldn’t hold out forever) seeks the detective’s help. He works for the Red-Headed League, but he has no idea what his job is supposed to be. Going undercover to find out what his friend’s job is he, Watson, and Lestrade run into an even bigger crime.
What they got right: In addition to what they usually get right, I like that this time Holmes/Gonzo has to actually use some detective work instead of simply stumbling into the solution like before. Also, cameos by all the red-headed Muppets. Nice work. Also like the “classic movie poster” style cover.
What they got wrong: Does Lestrade really work this closely with Holmes in the books? Also, “Mr. Free” is a blond, which goes against the theme. And what was the point of Rizzo’s character from the first issue returning? He doesn’t do anything but be a part of rat puns.
Recommendation: I still want to see this as a full series. Storck and Mebberson make a great Muppet parody team and I love this take on Sherlock Holmes.
Tomorrow’s (I promise) Comic> Tron: Betrayal #2