Monday, November 25, 2013

Batman and Sherlock Holmes



These two shared a story in Detective Comics #572, and I have always wanted to see them together again.  It's great to see Sherlock Holmes getting so mach attention these days.  I enjoyed the Robert Downey Jr. films, they were fun if a bit splashy for Holmes.  Elementary has grown on me as well, an interesting spin on the Watson/Holmes story.  My favorite current Holmes incarnation is on the BBC's Sherlock.  Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect in the role of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.  Still, no actor has ever topped Jeremy Brett in my mind when it comes to playing the world's most famous sleuth.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

RDJ's Sherlock is my favorite film franchise above all! It combines my fascination with turn of the century pre-war Europe, vintage Britain, steam-punk, detective and a touch of horror. The actors are all superb, and the details. The climax of SH2-Game of Shadows, with a game of chess played by RDJ and Prof. Moriarty before they get physical always send me chills!

Bob Greenwade said...

I have ever been disappointed that Jeremy Brett passed away before the BBC could adapt "The Yellow Face," my favorite Holmes story. Granted, the story is so short and thin that it's hard to imagine how it could have been stretched out to a full hour (which is probably a big part of why it has never been adapted for the screen, big or small), but that would have been fun as well as (for me at least) satisfying.

Anonymous said...

You must be a fairly weird individual to come up with something like this. My hat is off.

Ross said...

Fairly is putting it kindly.

pblfsda said...

I knew that I saw this Kaluta cover somewhere before, but it took me a while to track it down:

http://www.comics.org/issue/42649/cover/4/

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