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SHERLOCK HOLMES VS HARRY HOUDINI #5 – In comic shops today!

Today (Wed, Apr 22) is the release of the final issue in our fun Dynamite Comics’ series SHERLOCK HOLMES VS HARRY HOUDINI. It’s a cool final issue to this story and I think you’ll really enjoy it – it features some cool London architecture and monuments, deals with the possible death of Sherlock Holmes, the impatience of Harry Houdini, and what happens with the other historical character introduced in our tale, the Russian mad monk Rasputin!

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini #5 - Cover A

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini #5 – Cover A

You can check out a preview of the first five pages of the issue here.

And you can get the issue at any comic book shop in the world!

 

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini – Page Preview!

With the release of Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #5 next week (Wed, Apr 22nd), I thought I’d celebrate by posting a couple pages.

Here is the first page, an establishing scene in 1900 London (art by Carlos Furuzono):

Holmes vs Houdini #5 - Page One Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

Holmes vs Houdini #5 – Page One Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

And here, exclusively, is Page 9, a great fight between the mad monk Rasputin and Harry Houdini:

Holmes vs Houdini #5 - Page 9 Preview
Holmes vs Houdini #5 – Page 9 Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holmes and Houdini Celebrate the New Year with a New Issue!

Last year was an amazing year for us with the release of a new Kill Shakespeare graphic novel (The Mask of Night), the Kill Shakespeare Board Game (great reviews) and our new Dynamite Comics series, Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini.

And the New Year starts with a bang with the release of our latest issue of the clash of the world’s greatest detective and escape artist, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI #3. The issue is released next Wednesday (the 14th) at comic shop around the world.

It’s time for us to introduce the villain of our piece, someone who has become legendary over the years, in song, literature and media, and who we think is just as clever (if not more mysterious) than the famous Dr. Moriarty.

What grand, bearded villain will appear in our tale?

The cover of Issue #3 by Aaron Campbell.

The cover of Issue #3 by Aaron Campbell.

Detective Sherlock Holmes’ and magician Harry Houdini’s refusal to investigate the attacks on Houdini’s shows together leads to a horrific attack on a loved one and puts Holmes and Houdini face to face with a deadly force that defies death…

 

The Mask of Night collected edition is out next week!

I’m excited to announce that the collected trade paperback of THE MASK OF NIGHT is being released next week in comic shops around the world (and bookstores will be the following week).  So if you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea for that comic and/or Shakespeare fan in your circle, our fourth volume could be it!

Cover by Andy Belanger

Cover by Andy Belanger

This collected book includes the original four issues, a new backup story detailing the backstory of our protagonist’s brother Sebastian (tying it into our Kill Shakespeare universe), and a page-by-page dissection of script-to-artwork.

We’re excited to see the final product when it arrives (after LA port delays) and we know you will too!

Holmes vs Houdini #2 Coming Out Next Week!

“The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.” – Harry Houdini

Well, no one died last month but our new mash-up series featuring Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini, magic, suspense, drugs, spiritualism and death did debut with great acclaim and sold out at every convention we attended.  The question by all was whether the follow-up issue would contain just as much fun and mystery?

The answer: elementary, of course.

Readers will be able to continue experiencing the forced partnership of these two great literary figures next Wednesday (November 12th) when SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI #2 will be released at comic book shops around the world.

Cover by Aaron Campbell

Cover by Aaron Campbell

In HOLMES v HOUDINI #2, we pick up after a grotesque murder (suicide by axe?) at Harry Houdini’s show.  The legendary magician clashes with Sherlock Holmes over the great detective’s refusal to allow Houdini to help bring the perpetrator to justice. But the proud Houdini won’t take no for an answer, leading to an epic game of cat-and-mouse in London’s dangerous streets.

 

 

Previews for Holmes vs Houdini #1 AND The Mask of Night #1

For those excited about the release tomorrow of SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 and THE MASK OF NIGHT #4 then here’s a bit of a sampler for you…

ComicBookResources.com posted a preview of the first issue of HOLMES v HOUDINI at this link.

They also posted a preview of the final issue of The Mask of Night at this link.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

So head over to get excited about our double-release!

 

First two pages of The Mask of Night #4

In anticipation of the release of The Mask of Night #4 (in comic shops everywhere next Wed, Oct 1st), here are the first two pages (with incredible artwork by Andy Belanger and colours by Shari Chankhamma)…

Page 1 - Young Lucius' ship attacks survivors of the Boreas...

Page 1 – Young Lucius’ ship attacks survivors of the Boreas…

Page 2 - The attack continues.

Page 2 – The attack continues.

 

Two books released next Wednesday (October 1st)!

Well, when it rains, it pours…

Next week is going to be a busy one for us as we are releasing on Wed, Oct 1st not one but TWO comic book issues on the same day!

First off, we are releasing the fourth and final issue of our latest Kill Shakespeare mini-series, THE MASK OF NIGHT. Betrayed by the vicious cannibal Captain Lucius, Viola and Hamlet must undertake an odds-defying mission to punish a murder most foul.  It’s an ending that features adventure, romance, revenge, amazing art (by Andy Belanger) and death – all the good parts of a Shakespearean tale.

And we’re quite proud to release the debut issue of our new series with Dynamite Comics, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI. In this first issue, famed detective Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and anyone who gets in his way.

We quite enjoyed the ability to bring these two larger-than-life figures together and see what happens when they first meet.  Do they become BFFs? Do they get under each other’s skin?  And who is worthy of doing battle with both (if there is anyone at all)?  We are working with talented Carlos Furuzuno and the talented team at Dynamite Comics to bring our story to life.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

To read a preview of the first couple pages of Holmes vs. Houdini, click here.

 

So go to your local comic shop next Wednesday and check out both issues!

 

Exclusive first look at Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini (via Bleeding Cool)

Just saw that BleedingCool.com has posted a few of the pages from our upcoming new comic series with Dynamite Comics, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI! You can check out the artwork at this link.  We’re quite excited about how this series is shaping out – we’re in the midst of writing the latter issues and the artwork is coming in for the first couple issues.  Should be great.

The reveal of... Sherlock Holmes! Art by Carlos Furuzono.

The reveal of… Sherlock Holmes! Art by Carlos Furuzono.

It’s not too late to pre-order your copies at your local comic shop – go in this week and use the pre-order code of AUG141286. It’ll be out in mid-October so only a month away!

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3

We’re quite chuffed about the next issue of THE MASK OF NIGHT, released next Wednesday (the 27th).  And in anticipation of it, here’s a side-by-side image of the final inked Page #1 by Andy Belanger and the final colored lettered page (coloured by Shari Chankhamma, lettered by Chris Mowry).  What do you think?

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!