Comic-Con 2016: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Brings Mycroft Holmes To Titan!

That’s a headline I would have never thought about writing, but we’re in a time when practically everybody wants to do comics. NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a tremendous community leader and humanitarian, and over the past few years has established himself as an essayist who has rapidly become one of my favorites. When he turned to writing novels, it seemed a no-brainer. And that he would chronicle adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ smarter brother — well, but of course.

He’s bringing his take on Mycroft to comics, naturally through Titan, who published his Mycroft Holmes novel. The first place to see this new comic (aside from the preview pages Titan has so graciously provided us) will be at Comic-Con in San Diego in just two weeks… and we can hardly wait. (You say this guy played some kind of sport? Huh.)

From Titan:

Titan Comics are excited to announce that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiling his unique take on Mycroft Holmes at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con this July!

 

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) 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 futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This hotly anticipated comic book – which hits regular stores on August 3 – will exclusively debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) with a special never-before-released variant cover by series artists Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and Luis Guerrero (The Twelfth Doctor) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #5537.

As part of this special SDCC appearance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as series artists, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero, and Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook editor, Andrew James, will be speaking at an unmissable panel on Thursday July 21 at 12:00PM (room 5AB), taking SDCC attendees exclusively behind-the scenes of the new comic series and revealing special artwork previews.

SDCC attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Kareem and the creative team behind the comic book straight after the panel for a special Mycroft Holmes comic book signing at 13:30PM in Autograph Alley AA02.

Mycroft SDCC

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.