Mup­pet Sher­lock Holmes

Comic Heroes - - Meet the Prose -

Se­ri­ously, this 2010 four-is­sue minis­eries from Boom! Stu­dios’ Boom Kids! im­print is one of the most ab­surdly faith­ful Holmes adap­ta­tions around. The Great Gonzo is the great de­tec­tive; Fozzie Bear is Dr Wat­son; Ker­mit is In­spec­tor Lestrade; Miss Piggy is Irene Adler, “Miss” Hud­son, and var­i­ous other fe­male char­ac­ters; and fur­ther mem­bers of the Mup­pet cast fill out the sup­port­ing roles.

Each story riffs on a clas­sic Holmes tale, keep­ing the ba­sic plot but adding all those things Doyle him­self some­how ne­glected to in­clude, such as jokes, slap­stick, sight gags and bathos. Not to men­tion, in “The Red-Headed League”, bad gin­ger wigs.

As al­ways with the Mup­pets, re­spect and ir­rev­er­ence go hand-in-hand – or should that be hand-in-felt­pup­pet?

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