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The Resource Mycroft Holmes, 1, And the apocalypse handbook, writers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; art, Joshua Cassara ; colors, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Simon Bowland

Mycroft Holmes, 1, And the apocalypse handbook, writers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; art, Joshua Cassara ; colors, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Simon Bowland

Label
Mycroft Holmes, 1, And the apocalypse handbook
Title
Mycroft Holmes
Title number
1
Title part
And the apocalypse handbook
Statement of responsibility
writers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; art, Joshua Cassara ; colors, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Simon Bowland
Title variation
  • Mycroft Holmes and the apocalypse handbook
  • Apocalypse handbook
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Language
eng
Summary
"Against his will, the idle but brilliant Mycroft Holmes is pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria. A madman has stolen a handbook full of plans for civilization-destroying weapons-- and desires to sell them to the highest bidder. Can the smartest man in England track down and defeat the one foe that may prove to be his match?" -- Page [4] of cover
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Review
  • Basketball legend and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Abdul-Jabbar and frequent collaborator Obstfeld up the steampunk quotient in this graphic novel set in the world of Abdul-Jabbar’s 2015 novel, Mycroft Holmes. Brother Mycroft is the classic ne’er-do-well, a carousing womanizer, boozer, and gambler who seems to be wasting his considerable mental gifts. He soon becomes involved in a government effort, helmed by Queen Victoria, to recover plans for weapons of mass destruction and save the world. This mission takes him on a romp to the United States, where he teams up with a formidable woman bounty hunter. This is not a sober incarnation of the Holmes universe, but an over-the-top, visually bombastic action potboiler peppered with pithy dialogue and saucy set-ups. Drawing in a somewhat generic adventure comics style, artist Cassara (The Falcon) manages to capture the weird details with flair, although the storytelling is often flat. If the adventure is in danger of becoming too glib, the smooth writing and Abdul-Jabbar’s knowledge of the material save the day, adding believable human depths to the seemingly shallow Mycroft. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/18/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 38, p)
  • It's Victorian London, and the British Museum collapses in a explosion triggered by mysterious inventions—a madman wants to hold the whole world for ransom. Forced by Queen Victoria to defuse the threat and find the blueprints, playboy Mycroft Holmes signs on as reluctant good guy, picking up dirty-handed accomplices en route: outlaw Jesse James, bounty hunter Lark Adler, and an unnamed girl whose aunt mysteriously dropped dead. NBA superstar author Abdul-Jabbar (Writings on the Wall), with writer Obstfeld (What Color Is My World?) cleverly crafts Mycroft as a brilliant scoundrel, far more interesting than his scorned brother Sherlock, introducing wonderful women characters who draw slyly on canonical regulars. And, yes, Moriarty turns up, but not as you'd expect. Cassara's (The Troop) detailed steampunk-inspired art renders the story with zest, abetted by Luis Guerrero's dark and rugged colors. VERDICT If Sherlock was a hero for his era, perhaps Mycroft better suits today's attitudes. This picaresque prequel will attract fans of Abdul-Jabbar's Mycroft Holmes novel and lovers of Holmes spin-offs.—MC --Martha Cornog (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 10, p84)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574192
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Suggested for mature readers" -- Page [4] of cover
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Obstfeld, Raymond
  • Cassara, Joshua
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True
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  • Holmes, Mycroft
  • Holmes, Mycroft
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Mycroft Holmes, 1, And the apocalypse handbook, writers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; art, Joshua Cassara ; colors, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Simon Bowland
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Publication
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Mycroft Holmes and the apocalypse handbook #1-5
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1881980
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781785853005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781785853005
  • (OCoLC)952154402
Label
Mycroft Holmes, 1, And the apocalypse handbook, writers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; art, Joshua Cassara ; colors, Luis Guerrero ; letters, Simon Bowland
Publication
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Mycroft Holmes and the apocalypse handbook #1-5
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1881980
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781785853005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781785853005
  • (OCoLC)952154402

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