The NBA All-Star and Polymath legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be teaming with Titan Comics to bring to life Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, a new standalone comic book adventure uncovering the secrets of the elder Holmes brother.
Kareem has a passion for the character having already written a novel based on Mycroft. His Mycroft Holmes novel was published in September 2015 to critical applause even having Academy Award winning screenwriter Robert Town describe it as “beautifully written and full of intrigue.”
This new adventure will see 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 futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. 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?
Kareem Abdul Jabbar will team with best-selling novelist Raymond Obstfeld (Joker and the Thief), artist Joshua Cassara, and colorist Luis Guerrero for the five-part serial that will add new revelations and insights into the life of Mycroft.
Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook will hit comic book shelves on August 3rd. The first issue will feature covers by Joshua Cassara & Luis Guerrero, Rod Reis, Paul McCaffrey, and a Typographic variant.