Sherlock Holmes: Revealing the detective's place in pop culture
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( Warner Bros. / BBC / 20th Century Fox / May 3, 2012 )
From books to .... just about anything!
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1880s, the brand that is Sherlock Holmes has proven to be a relatively timeless one. Sure, there's the big-budget action films with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, but London's ace consulting detective has been the star of board games, video games and cartoon shows. Sometimes he's even been re-imagined as a dog.
Yet Holmes has even transcended his own brand. Click ahead and one will find Sherlock-branded games, as well as random Holmes references in places you least expect them. Remember when Batman met Sherlock? Do you know Meowrity? Can you name the experimental Los Angeles band that referenced the detective?
Images, clockwise from top: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone as Holmes in 1939 film "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson in the BBC series "Sherlock."