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Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Words by Ian Edginton

Art by I.N.J. Culbard

Paperback, 136 pp, £9.99

"I have been in the Valley of Fear… I am not out of it yet."
"There – is – danger!"

The warning message decrypted by Sherlock Holmes arrives too late to save John Douglas of Birlstone Manor, Sussex, an American gentleman gruesomely murdered in his study by person or persons unknown. But who was John Douglas, why wasn't he wearing his wedding ring and what is the crucial significance of the missing dumb-bell?

This atmospheric graphic novel adaptation by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard – the team behind this series' acclaimed A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of the Four – will keep you guessing.


I.N.J. Culbard


I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer.

Early collaborations with writer Ian Edginton on adaptations for SelfMadeHero (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Valley of Fear) led on to their subsequent series Brass Sun for 2000 AD. He has also worked with Dan Abnett on original series including The New Deadwardians (Vertigo), Dark Ages (Dark Horse Comics), Wild’s End (Boom Studios) and Brink (2000 AD). Other recent projects include Everything, written by Christopher Cantwell (Berger Books) and You Look Like Death, written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon (Dark Horse).

Culbard has produced a number of his own adaptations for SelfMadeHero, including the H.P. Lovecraft stories At the Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Shadow Out of Time and Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow. Other work includes Deadbeats (with Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer) and Culbard’s first solo original graphic novel, Celeste.

Ian Edginton


Ian Edginton is one of Britain's best-known comics writers. He has worked for Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox to adapt Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Predator and Terminator properties, as well as with the H.G. Wells estate to adapt War of the Worlds for Dark Horse. He adapted Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Call of Cthulhu' (both illustrated by D'Israeli) for SelfMadeHero's graphic anthologies Nevermore and The Lovecraft Anthology, Volume I. With artist Rob Deas, he also adapted Pride and Prejudice for SelfMadeHero. In 2007, his graphic novel Scarlet Traces: The Great Game was nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Writer at the prestigious Eisner Awards.

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Reviews

"Quite simply the perfect ending to a quartet of graphic novels that distill everything that is so very good about Conan Doyle's detective masterpiece."
— Forbidden Planet International
"These four volumes are among the most exciting treatments of the Holmes novels that I've ever seen – Culbard's pulpy, golden-age illustration style complements Edginton's sharp eye for pacing to great effect."
— Boing Boing