We’re nearly through the five-issue arc of this Sherlock Holmes comic, and the actual mystery to be solved was only just introduced last issue. Still, there’s been plenty to hold our interest throughout, and now that Holmes has a case, things are even more thrilling and fun.
Particularly fascinating is the dynamic between Holmes and Dr. Sigmund Freud, who’s been helping the detective conquer his cocaine addiction. Freud’s intellect is every bit a match for Holmes, and his powers of observation and deduction are just as good—but in a different way. Whereas Holmes observes the physical world, Freud observes the mind, drawing conclusions about a person’s psyche that are just as accurate and impressive as the ones Holmes is famous for. Together, they make quite a formidable team.
In our previous issue, Freud and Holmes met a young woman who could not speak, but who claimed under hypnosis to be the wife of a recently deceased German nobleman. In this issue, Holmes and Watson track down the woman currently living in the nobleman’s house and claiming to be his widow to see who’s real and who’s an impostor.
Along the way, they stumble across an international political plot that may throw the entire world into war. Can they stop it? Based on the relative time period of the story, and the countries involved, I’m guessing not. But, there’s still one more issue to go, so I guess we’ll see.
This has been a great story all through and continues to be in this issue. If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, then The Seven-Per-cent Solution will not disappoint.