These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

We're excited for today's return of Doctor Who, but like a big segment of the Internet, we love imagining the Doctor crossing paths with another brilliant BBCer, Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate the return of Who, we've collected some weird and wonderful comics and illustrations that try to answer the question, "What if Sherlock met the Doctor?"

Top image by Lucy Knisley.

Buzzfeed collected a few dozen pieces of artwork featuring the most recent Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor side by side (with quite a few bits of slashart). Here we go a bit more of a comic route, with fans imagining brief interactions between the deductive detective and the Doctor.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

reapersun imagines a meeting between Sherlock and Ten that leaves the Doctor quite unfazed.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

reapersun also presents Sherlock and Watson playing a bit of mischief with a Dalek. Watch out, little Dalek, Sherlock has a habit of shooting up those smiley faces.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

In Silarcta's meeting of these two minds, however, Ten is a little concerned about the consulting detective's driving.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

oyo-yoh imagines Sherlock and the Eleventh Doctor exchanging companions.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Perhaps this is the same oyo who pit Sherlock against a Dalek in a debate. [via Buzzfeed]

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

halorvic also imagines a Sherlock/Dalek debate. It appears to being not so well for the Dalek.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Anthony Naylor of the Daily Dalek opted to transform both Sherlock and Watson into murderous alien cyborgs. It's a good look.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

viria13 has Sherlock and Eleven arguing over their...tools.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

The webcomic series Comic Who follows the adventures of the rejuvenated Doctors Nine, Ten, and Eleven along with their friends and foes. In an outtake episode, the Docs spot Sherlock talking to Doctor Who and Sherlock's own Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, only to have the writer/producers notice the lot of them, leaving Sherlock open for Captain Jack to swoop in.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

The Science of Deduction opts for a simple, straightforward crossover. Just how would Sherlock's analysis of the TARDIS go? Presumably, he'd have some awareness of it had it ever appeared in his dimension and time.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Okay, yes, we're not supposed to call Sherlock a sociopath. But geothebio's t-shirt forces us to contemplate what mayhem these two would get up to inside the TARDIS.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

In SherlockShiverNShake's piece, Watson at least just views the TARDIS as a convenient place to post his fliers. But what are the Doctor and Sherlock getting up to in the meantime?

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

blackbirdrose throws a hefty dose of Supernatural into the crossover stew by teaming up all three shows' suited nemeses to form a conga line. (If you like this, blackbirdrose has a whole mess of Superwholock for your viewing pleasure.)

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Fensterseifer follows up this comic crossover with the following dialogue:

"You're wrong, Sherlock Holmes, probably for the first time in your life."

"You're not an Alien?"

"Well... yes, you're right about that. But your name is very important!"

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Lucy Knisley always has the best fanart, and this is no exception. Wholock chicken!

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Sherlockian Art imagines that John goes to the Doctor for help after a certain incident.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

And KaiDarknight explains just where Sherlock gets off to.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Keeri-chan presents a similar meeting of the madmen.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Gracejo413, on the other hand, suggests Sherlock wouldn't be all that impressed by the journey.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

hollyoakhill suggests an otherworldly explanation for the Holmes mystery, "The Hound of the Baskervilles."

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

TheDoctorAndSherlock realizes that such an epic meeting of the minds requires an epic illustration style.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

Unlike so many fanartists, Anaeolist imagines that experiencing the TARDIS would fry Sherlock's logically deductive mind. John, meanwhile, has no problem with it.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

inklou dreams up a crossover Christmas special, in which the Doctor teaches Sherlock and Mycroft the joy of the holiday.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

This isn't the same Sherlock Holmes, but Paul Hanley has proposed a Baker Street Justice Society in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Doctor's crew, Holmes, and Watson are joined by the likes of HG Wells. The Eleventh Doctor lays claim to the deerstalker, though, because "Deerstalkers are cool."

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

And then there's the canonical crossover between the Seventh Doctor and a classic Sherlock Holmes in All-Consuming Fire. So maybe an Eleventh Doctor/Sherlock teamup isn't entirely outside the realm of possibility?

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

RandomDraggon's pattern is a design mashup rather than a crossover, but it's also my laptop's current background.

These fan-made Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers will make you laugh, sigh, and 'ship Wholock

John Kovalic of Dork Tower more or less sums up this mashup meme. (But let's be honest; I would totally watch that episode.)