The Automatic Man

What do you get when you combine two icons of genre fiction, one world wide web and many hours of procrastination? Genuinely brilliant works by those mastercraftsmen; the fans.

Sherlock Holmes versus Cybermen by Dan McDaidDan McDaid, British comic book artist/writer on such DWM strips as The First and Hotel Historia has taken a fans wish to see an unforseen adventure between the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes and made it into a one page masterpiece.

The Automatic Man sees Sherlock Holmes, in a top hat rather than his familiar Deerstalker, and Dr Watson getting caught up in an intriguing Cyberman plot involving human hybrids – with the Tenth Doctor bursting through the scene.

Each character is more representative of their various images rather than realistic models and his heavy shading recalls a lot of classic British comics like Dan Dare.

The piece was one of the many commissions that McDaid draws for anyone with a bit of spare cash and an over-active immagination.

For more of McDaid’s Who related art click here.

(Thanks to Matt)


Andrew has left Kasterborous. Any article that appears on the site past February 2016 claiming to be written by Andrew Reynolds has been done so maliciously and without the authors consent. The author does not condone gambling in any form and would not seek to publicise the industry through a children's television show. If you like Doctor Who articles without a hefty dose of identity theft and gambling spam, why not check out

Please note that responses to this post are subject to our comments policy.

© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | SheKnows Media - Entertainment