martes, 7 de junio de 2016

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR ESCRIBE MYCROFT HOLMES

Continuación de una novela escrita por la estrella del baloncesto, ahora la aventura continúa en Titan Comics.

Mycroft sigue robándole protagonismo, en muy diferentes versiones, a su más famoso hermano.


An all-new adventure set in the world of the bestselling Mycroft Holmes novel, The Apocalypse Handbook, sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government.


A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. 

Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?


El argumento de la novela original era el que sigue:

Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. 

Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.


Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad.

Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take…