Sunday, June 14, 2015
Crossover of the Week
THE ADVENTURE OF THE NIGHT HUNTER
Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger battle an alien creature that literally hunts humans. It is stated that Holmes “knew more about human speech than any man in London, except, perhaps, old Higgens, of course…”
Short story by Ralph E. Vaughan in The Great Detective: His Further Adventures, Gary Lovisi, ed., Wildside Press, 2013. The Night Hunter is a member of the alien race seen in the Predator film series. The Predators have had crossovers with a number of other properties; only those involving characters that have already been established as existing in the CU are included here. “Old Higgens” is a reference to Professor Henry Higgins from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, adapted as the musical My Fair Lady.