Sherlock Manga Heads to US, UK From Titan Comics

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Manga adapts 1st episode of BBC's Sherlock series

Titan Comics announced at the ComicsPRO retailers summit in Portland, Oregon on Friday that it will publish the Japanese manga adaptation of the BBC series Sherlock episode "A Study in Pink" in the United States and United Kingdom. The company will offer the manga both digitally and in print this June.

In addition to the main manga, Titan Comics' release will have new covers and additional pages by artists such as Alice X Zhang.

Kadokawa has also published a bilingual edition of the manga aimed at Japanese students studying English.

In the BBC series, several Doctor Who scriptwriters (Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Stephen Thompson) takes Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant yet idiosyncratic detective and re-imagines him in modern-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit, The World's End) star as Sherlock and his friend Dr. Watson, respectively. There have been three seasons of three 90-minute episodes, and a fourth season is in the works.

The artist "Jay." drew the manga in 2012. A second run of the manga adapted the second episode, "The Blind Banker," in 2013. A third run adapted the third episode, "The Great Game," beginning in December 2014.

Source: Entertainment Weekly; Andrea Towers via Comic Book Resources

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