Spurlock and Watkins in Murder in the Blue Room (223B Casebook)

Today’s entry is a little different: a 1936 comic book parody from “Detective Picture Stories” from Centaur Publications. While Holmes and Watson, and their non-copyrightable counterparts, have appeared in numerous comic strips, this was the first full-length case to appear in a comic book. Sherlock Holmes himself makes an appearance in Charlton Comics in 1955. The site has scans of the first two issues: Issue #1 and Issue #2.

1936-spurlock-watson-murder-in-blue-room-panelThese scans came from the public domain Digital Comic Museum, a potential sinkhole of time if you’re at all interested in obscure comic books. Membership is free.

Stories from the 223B casebook — stories published during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime (plus later ones I liked) — are published here every Monday and Friday. The up-to-date list can be found here.

(NOTE: These pages are about 900 pixels wide. Click on them to embiggen.)

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