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Sherlock Manga Previewed in English (Update)

posted on by Karen Ressler
US/UK release slated for June 8

Website io9 posted a preview of Titan Comics' upcoming English translation of the Japanese manga adaptation of BBC's Sherlock on Thursday. The website also posted four variant covers featuring a photo and art by Alex Ronald, Rod Reis, and QUESTION No.6.

The manga adapts the BBC show's first episode, "A Study in Pink." Titan Comics will publish the manga in six single issues that correspond with the manga's serialization in Japan, and will also release the manga as one compiled volume. Most of the issues will be oversized. Titan Comics will also publish a single book volume.

The first issue will ship in the United States and United Kingdom on June 8.

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. Titan Comics also has the rights to the second two installments and is planning to release them in a similar manner.

Source: io9; James Whitbrook

Update: More release details added. Titan Comics also has the rights to "The Blind Banker" and "The Great Game."


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