The pacing for this story has been a bit odd throughout the entire arc. The actual mystery isn’t even introduced until the third issue, and it’s virtually solved by the end of the fourth. Still, there’s plenty to make this comic worth reading, even without a traditional “Sherlock Holmes mystery” in it. Plus, there are still a few loose ends that are wrapped up quite nicely in this issue.
I haven’t read the original novel by Nicholas Meyer on which this comic is based, so I don’t know how faithful it is or how much was cut from it. I would be interested to do so, though, to get the complete story and see if it has the same odd pacing.
Pacing aside, this is a fun story that generally remains true to the character of Sherlock Holmes. If you’re a fan of Holmes stories or mysteries in general, you’ll probably want to check this one out.