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Friday, July 29, 2016

Mycroft Holmes And The Apocalypse Handbook #1

Mycroft Holmes: Sherlock's older, and smarter, brother.  He is a spoiled, privileged, obnoxious and brilliant college student who prefers to challenge, mock and spar with his professors, drink and party to excess and have sex with married women-preferably his professors' wives.

After a one-on-one with his Philosophy professor, Mycroft proceeds to seduce the professor's wife.  After several bouts of love-making Mycroft's younger brother: Sherlock, arrives soaking wet.

Having arranged for Sherlock to witness his first naked woman, suddenly masked men smash trough the door and subdue Mycroft with an electrified glove and leave.

Sherlock is not impressed-he credits it to another of Mycroft's carefully crafted and orchestrated pranks.

Mycroft awakens to find himself hanging upside down and bound head to toe.  A masked man assaults him with his fists and then sends in hungry hounds.

But, are things as they seem?  Who are the men who abducted him? What do they want to know?  What have their actions have to do with a mysterious mechanical device that exploded in a nearby museum killing many?

Titan Comics and Kareem Abdul Jabbar (yes, that Kareem!), Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland present a Victorian adventure like no other as Mycroft and Sherlock reluctantly team up to discover the secrets behind the Apocalypse Handbook. 

It's the Age of Steam like its never been seen before!  Great story, awesome art and spectacular colors make a combination that will please any Holmes fan.