Neil Gaiman is the beloved author of many of your favorite fantasy stories like Stardust, Neverwhere, and American Gods. But he’s also half of the creative team behind one of the most lauded and respected comics of all time, Sandman, and has written books for both Marvel and DC. So, we were really excited when Dark Horse Comics revealed a while back that they’d be creating the Gaiman Library, a selection of his original short stories adapted into hardcover graphic novels with some of comics’ most famous names. Just in time for New York Comic Con this year, they’ve announced another addition with A Study In Emerald.
The short story from Fragile Things has also been adapted into a popular board game, and Dark Horse describes the book as “a supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The heart-pounding tale features the brilliant detective and his faithful partner as they attempt to solve a horrific murder of cosmic proportions. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace.”
With an incredible roster of comic book talent including Eisner winning artist Rafael Albuquerque and Wonder Woman writer Rafael Scavone–who’s also the co-founder of publisher Stout Club alongside Albuquerque–the creative team is rounded out by Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart. With a sterling team like that and a beloved gothic tale like A Study in Emerald, we can’t think of a better announcement to usher in a magical Nerdoween.
Are you a huge Gaiman fan? Can’t wait to get your hands on this new incarnation of the original story when it’s out on June 20, 2018? Or do you just want to look at Albuquerque and Stewart’s incredible art? Let us know in the comments!
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