Sherlock Holmes superfan Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes his own Mycroft comic book series and showcases it at Comic-Con

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written his own comic book series 
  • Series focuses on Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes
  • New series is called Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook 
  • Abdul-Jabbar discussed first volume of the five-issue series at Comic Con
  • The goal is to tell Mycroft’s back story and his relationship with Sherlock

The new series called Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, portrays Mycroft as a ‘diffident, brilliant’ young womanizer as he takes on a mission to stop a madman.

In an interview at Comic-Con with Jon Schnepp, Abdul-Jabbar said the series was doing really well and it will ‘be in five issues’.

The first volume of the comics published through Titan Books were released during Comic-Con.

When asked how he got involved with the project he said: ‘I always was curious about Mycroft, just what his back story was and I let my manager talk me into it…

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