Titan Comics is thrilled that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s hotly-anticipated new graphic novel, Mycroft Holmes & The Apocalypse Handbook makes the Barnes & Noble’s ‘Best Comics andGraphic Novels’ for September 2017.
Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook (128pp, $16.99, 9781785853005) by actor, author, and cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. With a madman on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?
It’s Sherlock’s older brother, as you’ve never seen before! Check out the trailer for the graphic novel:
Plus, The Game’s Afoot! Check out Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fun promo for the graphic novel – entitled “Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the Case of the Empty Toilet Paper Roll” which features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on a very unusual case!
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Abdul-Jabbar’s passion for the character is evident, having already written a smash-hit novel based around Mycroft – published in 2015 by Titan. Abdul-Jabbar first read Sherlock Holmes back in high school and became a Sherlockian in his NBA basketball days.
Abdul-Jabbar’s own unique take on the character in the comic book is very different to the Mycroft in the TV shows or in the Robert Downey Jr. movies, and even different from his own creation in his Mycroft novel. “I envisioned him to be a witty and brave man with just a touch of con artist in him, like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “The Mycroft in my comic book is brilliant, but also cynical, subversive, and an adventurer. He has more Deadpool in him than he does Sherlock.”
This exciting graphic novel, which adds new revelations and insights into the life of Mycroft, sees Abdul-Jabbar team with best-selling novelist Raymond Obstfeld (Joker and the Thief), artist Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and colorist Luis Guerrero (Doctor Who, Rivers of London, The Troop).
Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
Writer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Artist: Josh Cassara
Publisher: Titan Comics
SC, 128pp, $16.99, September 19
All new adventures starring Mycroft Holmes by author of the best-selling Mycroft series, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?
– ABOUT KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who appears regularly on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White was released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.
In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes – a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother – was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook will be released in September 2017.
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