I say! Sherlock Holmes fighting Zombies? Oh my, it can only be Victorian Undead from Wildstom!
DC/Wildstorm have announced a new mini by writer Ian Edginton and artist Davide Fabbri, where the world's greatest detective (Take that Batman!) takes on Zombies! Here's the skinny from their The Bleed
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” - Sherlock Holmes
After reading a lot of the online speculation, we felt we couldn’tleave you guys hanging. Here’s the skinny on the amazing Tony Moorecover we unveiled yesterday: the book is a six-issue miniseries called Victorian Undead and first hits shelves in November.
The setting? London, the year 1854. Gas lamps throw long shadowsacross closed storefronts; a horse-drawn carriage prattles down thecobblestone street, paying no mind to the feral children sleeping inthe alley. The only sounds audible at this late-night hour are a bit ofmusic rising from the pub on the corner and the low moan of a zombieshuffling over the sidewalk.
Wait – zombies?
Why are the dead rising in London? Who or what is behind theirresurrection? It’s up to a certain famous detective and his erstwhilecomrade to find out.
It’s written by WildStorm alum Ian Edginton and illustrated byinternational sensation Davide Fabbri, and sports the gruesome TonyMoore cover that’s been making its rounds across the web the last twodays.
I know Zombies are a bit played out, but the idea of this book is too fun and goofy to pass up, Holmes is in the midst of a resurgence thanks to Guy Ritchie and Dynamite Comics, so can Sherlock Holmes Vs. The Wolf-Man be far off?