The Case of the Victorian Zombies

First we discover that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective Sherlock Holmes will soon be fighting giant monsters in a currently-in-production film. Now we discover than he hasn’t escaped the zombie curse.


Wildstorm — a division of DC Comics — will be releasing the first issue of Victorian Undead, in which Holmes and his medical chum Watson are called upon to investigate a plague of dead folk rising as carnivorous corpses that invade London in the aftermath of a massive green meteor that lights up the skies and the streets of the great metropolis. Though it is not immediately apparent how useful Holmes’ phenomenal deductive powers might be when zombies are trying to eat your face, it sounds and looks like it could be fun. The image above is apparently the cover of issue 1 (by Tony Moore) and below is an alternative cover by Simon Coleby (click on it to see the very large version):


The six-part series is written by Ian Edginton (of 2000AD fame) with art by Davide Fabbri.

Check out a preview of the first six pages on

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2 Responses to The Case of the Victorian Zombies

  1. Godzilla the ultimate says:

    Zombies+Sherlock Holmes=FAIL. I really can’t find a way to like this.

  2. Backbrain says:

    Well, like everything it rather depends on how effectively it’s done. These sort of “cross-genre” period pieces have a certain novelty appeal — though I admit the fit doesn’t seem too good here… or at least there doesn’t seem to be a lot of point BEYOND the novelty value.

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