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If you already know me enough, you know Sherlock Holmes is my most favorite fictional character since I was a kid. The greatest detective in fiction charmed me greatly. And I’m not the only one. Plenty of people out there who encountered Sherlock Holmes became passionate devotees of the literary icon. These fans even wrote their own original Holmes adventures. There are countless stories out there starring the legendary detective that were not penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Aside from books and short stories, there are also plenty of Sherlock Holmes films already made through the years. As an icon, he was already depicted many times by media. Heck, he even teamed-up with Batman one time!
However, I am a bit wary of encountering Sherlock Holmes adventures that are not written by Conan Doyle. Though some succeeded in delivering the “original feel” of the character, I found that it’s still not the same thing as the original adventures.
Nonetheless, there are those who totally stopped trying to completely mimic Conan Doyle but instead reinvented and reinterpreted the character. Not all were that awesome. But there were some that I found fresh and lovable in their own original way.
Again, as I’ve mentioned, I am limited to exposure to Sherlock Holmes material that are not Conan Doyle’s. That’s why this is only a top 5, since, honestly, I only can think of 5 that I really like.