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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.)

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"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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