IDW Publishing announced its latest comic book adaptation of a prose novel Saturday at WonderCon in Anaheim, during its IDW Publishing: The Best Panel You’ll Ever Attend presentation: famed mystery novel “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution,” written by Nicholas Meyer and released in 1974, will be adapted by the writing team of IDW veterans Scott and David Tipton, with artist Ron Joseph and cover artist Kelley Jones. The five-issue miniseries is slated to debut this August.
Here’s IDW’s official description: “‘The Seven-Per-Cent Solution’ is a ‘rediscovered’ Sherlock Holmes adventure that recounts the astonishing and previously unknown collaboration of Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to recounting this remarkable collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy, it reveals the real identity of Holmes’s nemesis Professor Moriarty, a dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective’s true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.”
“I’m delighted to help translate my novel, ‘The Seven-Per-Cent Solution,’ for a new audience in a new venue and hope the results will justify the effort!” Meyer said in a statement.
Meyer has a long history in both prose and film, having directed “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” along with writing “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” The “Star Trek” connection runs deep, as the Tipton have written multiple “Star Trek” comics for IDW. “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” was adapted into a film in 1976, starring Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall and earned Meyer an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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