This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder.The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror!From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque!...
|Title||:||A Study in Emerald|
|Number of Pages||:||88 pages|
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A Study in Emerald Reviews
Really good. But wait..is this the only volume or is there going to be more stories set in this world. The whole thing was really good but I wish it had gone on longer. 5 stars.
I haven't read any Lovecraft yet but I really enjoyed this retelling of A Study in Scarlet. The world that Gaiman and the illustrators manged to build in this short graphic novel was so interesting. The wasn't insanely text heavy which I really appreciated. (Nothing drags more than a graphic novel that is just as wordy as a book.) But even though there wasn't a ton of text the story and world building was so gripping. Such a fascinating alt-history. I liked it better than A Study in Scarlet. But ...more
I didn't know what to expect when I started this. I had actually never read anything by Neil Gaiman even though his note-rarity didn't escape me. I also had no idea this was a graphic novel. Amazon was advertising it to me as something I should check out, so I did.
Color me surprised by how good this was.
Sherlock homes meets Cthulhu mythos is by far the easiest way to describe this, but its so much more then that. I'd hate to kill any of the surprise I got from it so I'll stay mum on the detail ...more
Gaiman making comics again!!!!
A Study in Emerald in particular is the best graphic novel I've read in a long time. The characters were excellent. The plot engaging. The alternative history world super fascinating. And the ending completely unexpected. Just an excellent read.
My only criticism is that I wish it were longer; I really hope he comes back to this world and writes future volumes.
The artwork is absolutely top notch. It's rare for me to pause and spend much time looking at the pictures i ...more
The latest in Dark Horse Comic's Neil Gaiman Library series, A Study in Emerald adapts the short story of the same name from the short story collection Fragile Things. As with all the Dark Horse adaptations, this has its strong and weak points, but does a more than admiral job of capturing the essence of the story. Without giving much away, this is obviously a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes with Lovecraft's Cthulhu universe and takes A Study in Scarlet as its inspiration, but also contains an unexp ...more
Eh, it was ok. I wasn't a huge fan of the art. Alot of the faces felt off, almost rushed in a way.
I loved that it was so close to “a study in scarlet”, but the ties to Lovecraft went over my head. The art was awesome, and the twist at the end threw me for a loop until I did a little research! I definitely thought I knew more about Holmsian history, but I was surely stumped.
Neil does no wrong in my book (pun intended).
My only complaint is that is should be longer...