EXCLUSIVE: Sana Takeda Covers Sherlock: The Great Game Manga


When Titan Comics releases the English edition of artist Jay's third manga adaptation of Sherlock, the issue will feature covers by Eisner Award nominee Sana Takeda and Piotr Kowalski. Today, CBR has the exclusive debut of Takeda's take on the iconic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, as brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

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The first Sherlock manga adaptation, “A Study in Pink,” arrived in 2012, adapting the series’ first episode. The second manga debuted in 2013 and adapted the second episode, “The Blind Banker,” while the third manga installment -- arriving in English on August 9 -- adapts the series’ third episode, "The Great Game." While no further adaptations have been announced, it’d be a logical deduction that plans are afoot for further manga installments based on the show’s remaining episodes.

Get your first look at Takeda's cover for Sherlock: The Great Game below, along with the manga adaptation's official press release.

EXCLUSIVE: Saga Takeda's cover art for "Sherlock: The Great Game"

Titan Comics is thrilled to announce the next Sherlock manga adaptation, Sherlock: The Great Game! With stunning covers from Eisner-nominated artist Sana Takeda (Monstress) and Piotr Kowalski (Dark Tower, Image Comics’ SEX), this brand-new series follows the smash-hit success of Titan Comics’ Sherlock: A Study in Pink and Sherlock: The Blind Banker!

Titan Comics’ manga comic series, illustrated by celebrated manga artist, Jay., adapts the episodes of the smash-hit Hartswood Films TV show starring Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Dr John Watson as played by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit)! The Sherlock TV episodes are co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) who wrote The Great Game episode, and are based on the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories – reimagining Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson’s adventures in 21st Century London. The fourth series premiered on 1 January 2017 and the last episode, “The Final Problem” aired on 15 January 2017 to critical acclaim.

In The Great Game, someone is causing trouble for Sherlock Holmes and John Watson – and innocent victims are caught in the middle…but who is the villain and what is his link to Sherlock and John?  The Sherlock: The Great Game manga comic series will feature all new covers by a host of top comics talent including fan favourite artist Sana Takeda (Monstress), alongside Simon Myers (Doctor Who) and Verity Glass (Assassin’s Creed)!  Sherlock The Great Game #1 hits comic stores on August 9, 2017 and will also be available on digital devices.

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