Obscurity of DC Presents: Obscure Book Club, Week 35 (October 23-October 29) --- Sherlock Holmes!

Why hello there, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 35 of Obscurity of DC’s Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be focusing on…


What We’ll Be Reading:

Number of Issues: 6

Very brief description from dc.fandom.com: Sherlock Holmes is considered one of history’s greatest detectives, active in London during the late 19th Century. His crime-fighting partner is Doctor Watson and his arch-nemesis is Professor Moriarty. He was originally created by writer Arthur Conan Doyle, but he was adapted to DC Comics by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert in Flash Comics #69.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Obviously, part of the premise of Victorian Undead is having Sherlock Holmes battle zombies. Did you enjoy seeing completely fictional beings in an otherwise normal reality? Why or why not?
  2. Why do you think Ian Edginton (the author) decided to make the comics take place specifically in the 1800’s?
  3. Do you think it was smart of Holmes and Watson to ignore the threats of the British Secret Service? Why or why not?
  4. Considering all of the zombies were unable to think/function like normal humans, why do you think the zombified Professor Moriarty could use his brain just like a living person could?
  5. How do you think Sherlock Holmes would be different without Dr. John Watson?

Do you have an interest in exploring the unknown? Do you like discussing comics? Do you like pineapple on pizza? If so, The Obscurity of DC Club is the club for you! Join HERE if you’re interested!