NBA's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Pen Sherlock Holmes-Based Comic "Mycroft Holmes"

NBA Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is adding to his writing repetoir by penning a new comic book about Sherlock Holmes. The book will focus on Sherlock's often overlooked but supposedly smarter older brother, Mycroft Holmes.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the news today that Abdul-Jabbar will be releasing "Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook." The comic book will run for five issues and will be published by Titan Comics. The comic will be co-written by Raymond Obstfeld, with art by Joshua Cassara.

This isn't Abdul-Jabbar first time adapting a Sherlock Holmes story -- he's actually an expert of sorts -- having previously written "Mycroft Holmes," a story about Sherlock's brother's younger years. While Mycroft Holmes may not be as known has his famously sleuthing older brother Sherlock, his character has been featured in a number of adaptations, including Robert Downey' Jr's "Sherlock Holmes" films (as played by Stephen Fry,) and in Benedict Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" series (as played by Mark Gatiss.)

"The series follows the elder Holmes as he travels the world on a mission from the British government to stop a madman intent on utilizing seemingly impossible technology to destroy civilization - and disrespect Queen Victoria in the process, which may be an arguably greater sin."

"Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook" will be available on August 3.

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