- Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 9th October 2017
Famed comics writer/editor Denny O’Neil offers his take on the famous “baritsu” fight between Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty in these scenes from O’Neil’s Sherlock Holmes #1 (1975).
At the end of the first chapter, Holmes encounters Moriarty at the brink of the Reichenbach Falls in the Swiss Alps. Both men appear certain to plunge into the roiling abyss …
… and, indeed, that is what Holmes’ boon companion, John Watson, deduces to have happened when he examines the scene. However, as Holmes later explains: