🃏Countdown to Comic-Con International!🃏
🕵🏼♂️As mentioned in some previous posts, I will be presenting my research about the use of detection, investigation and forensic science in comics. My research on this topic has taken me down some interesting rabbit holes, and so I thought I would share some of my finds with you. 📚Did you know that Sherlock Holmes has been reinvented and more inclusive when casting the main characters? Take, for example, the two versions above. 🕵🏾♂️On the left is Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black (2016), a graphic novel by Karl Bollers described as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson “re-envisioned as African Americans living in [modern-day] New York City's famous Harlem district. Watson, an Afghanistan war vet, works in an inner-city clinic; Holmes, a local P.I. who takes unusual cases...” Not only does the comic feature more modern methods of investigation by incorporating digital forensics, but it also features tattoo evidence (see second photo). I also love that this series is set in New York City. 🕵🏽♀️On the right is Young Miss Holmes (2007), Japanese manga by Kaoru Shintani which features the 10-year-old niece of Sherlock Holmes who has “inherited his skills of deduction and logical reasoning.” And here too, tattoos make an appearance (see third photo) in addition to narratives about the importance of timely crime scene investigation (see last photo). 📚These books (as well as additional books in each series) can be found online [I picked up copies through Amazon]. Happy Reading!
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