Bert Coules

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221B graphic novel

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Sherlock Holmes is in his early twenties, just down from university: he's alone and uncertain. John Watson, just a few years older, is newly invalided out of the army: he's sick and depressed. And then they meet...

Based on my TV pilot script, 221B presents an alternative look at the early lives of the doctor and the detective in Victorian England.

A mystery from the American Old West brings the young Holmes into conflict with the police, into a partnership with a remarkable and unlikely mentor and finally into the famous address and the company of the man who will be his only friend.

With artwork by Bret Herholz.

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