Official Press Release
In January, the origin of one of the world’s most iconic heroes – Sherlock Holmes – is revealed by writer Scott Beatty with art by one of Dynamite’s new “finds” Daniel Lindro.Â Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dauntless detective returns in an all-new series of adventures exploring the sleuth’s untold origins! Join Dr. John Watson as he meets young Sherlock Holmes in a fateful encounter that will forever shape both men’s destinies! Mysteries and murders most foul abound as we discover clues that reveal just how Holmes became the world’s most famous detective!Â Discover more about the beginnings of the iconic Sherlock Holmes this January!
“Here’s the deal: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are the ORIGINAL partners-in-crimefighting,” says writer Scott Beatty. “Sherlock Holmes: Year One is no mere ‘Year One’ story. For both Watson and readers, Sherlock Holmes IS the mystery. Who is he? Where does he come from? What drives him? Watson is compelled to find out. And it’ll take more than deductive reasoning to solve the most important case of the detectives’ careers, a dozen murders laid squarely at their feet!”
“We were very proud how our first Sherlock Holmes mini-series performed, both critically and commercially, and when collected, we were fortunate in that the Hardcover and TPB both exceeded our expectations in sales.” says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci.Â “Our fans wanted more Sherlock Holmes comic books, but we did not wish to rush a series out, and we waited to strive for the best possible creative team for the origin of Sherlock Holmes.Â The story that Leah (Moore) and John (Reppion) told in the first issue received praise from fans to contemporary comic book writers from Ed Brubaker to Joe Michael Straczynski, Damon Lindenolf and other luminaries.Â We wanted to wait till we had just the right story, and have withÂ Scott Beatty – who did a fantastic job on Ruse -Â as writer and new found artist Daniel Lindro as artist.Â To top it off, we have covers by Aaron Campbell who rendered the art on our premiere Sherlock Holmes series as well as drawing Green Hornet: Year One with Matt Wagner, and Francesco Francavilla who is currently drawing Marvel’s Man Without Fear.Â Sherlock Holmes: Year One will not disappoint!”
“It’s my privilege to be associated with such a venerable and influential character,” says cover artist Aaron Campbell.Â Â “Dynamite’s Sherlock Holmes stories, which I was fortunate to draw the interiors of the last series, can be just as exciting and relevant today as they were 100 years ago!”
“I have been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was a kid, watching Basil Rathbone’s movies and reading Doyle’s novels,” adds cover artist Francesco Francavilla. “So it’s no surprise I am very happy to be part of Dynamite’s new Sherlock series as a cover artist.”
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author, Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. As a brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.â€¨
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Green Hornet, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman’s SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin’s DREADSTAR, as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.