Sherlock Holmes v2 #1 - Walt Simonson cover

Walt Simonson
Sherlock Holmes v2 #1, 1975 - This odd one-shot issue appears to have been part of DC's adventure genre wave during the mid 1970s. Walt Simonson contributes a cover that seems inappropriately cartoonish. The style suggests it was drawn perhaps a few years earlier than the 1975 publication date. The inclusion of the killer's shadow behind Dr. Watson, while not original, adds a key point of interest to the layout. E.R. Cruz, a regular on DC mystery comics, does a fine job with the interior artwork. This is number 1 of 1 Sherlock Holmes issues with Simonson art and/or covers.
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  1. I have this issue, and it's a nice little read. Shame it didn't go any further.

  2. About the same time, DC did an issue of The Joker featuring an actor believing himself to be Sherlock (and dressed like the Holmes of this story) hunting The Joker, whom he believes to be Moriarty!
    Also at the same time, Marvel did their own Sherlock, but in black-and-white in a two-issue adaptation of Hound of the Baskervilles