Neil Gaiman, author of critically acclaimed fantasy novels like Stardust, A Graveyard Book, Neverwhere and Coraline is making a buzz for a pretty intriguing reason. For the uninitiated, Gaiman is the author of American Gods which was recently adapted into a visually delightful TV series of the same name. He is also responsible for the universally acclaimed Sandman comics, and has contributed a fair amount to both DC and Marvel in the past. Recently Gaiman is in the news for one of his shorts titled A Study in Emerald.
Recently, Dark Horse Comics has laid out it plans to adapt A Study in Emerald into a graphic novel. Previously, Neil Gaiman had written some fascinating short stories compiled in a single book named Fragile Things. A Study in Emerald is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche transferred to the Cthulhu Mythos universe of horror writer H.P Lovecraft.
Dark Horse Comics announced in the recent New York Comic Con about its plan to adapt the grisly short story into a full fledged graphic novel. Wonder Woman writer Rafael Scavone, Eisner winning artist Rafael Albuquerque and Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart are on the roster. The Doyle/Lovecraft/Gaiman mash-up readies itself to take the comic world by storm.
Quite surprisingly, A Study in Emerald has managed to stay away from the limelight, compared to other works of Gaiman. The thundering applause which American Gods has received in the past, and the status which has been given to Sandman by veteran comic-book readers seem like a distant dream, when A Study in Emerald‘s case is considered. The short, grisly tale of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet set in the mythical universe of Cthulhu by H.P Lovecraft along with Gaiman’s captivating narration will hopefully get the recognition it deserves when the graphic novel hits the stores on June 20, 2018.