Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1
What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a... show more
What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare.
Publish date: November 9th 2010
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pages no: 148
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: Kill Shakespeare (#1)
I liked the premise of this more than I actually liked the story itself. By the time I got 2/3 the was thru the story I was well and truly tired of all the Shakespearean language. Now I can't fault the writers for that. The title is called "Kill Shakespeare" but after a brief while it's just irks...
I picked up this book for a couple reasons. One: It was recommended to me by my graphic-novel loving knight in shining armor. Two: I decided to lead a book discussion at the library featuring a graphic novel because they are an underrated genre. I read this one.I wasn't always a fan of graphic novel...
If you like the Fables Graphic Novel series and the Bard's work itself, I suggest you try this book. It is certainly original and had my mind scurrying as I took in all the possibilities the idea opened up. And what an idea! We start with our old friend Hamlet, cast from his homeland after the acc...
A fun premise wherein Shakespeare's characters band together against him and great art is held back by spotty pacing and a main character who's not nearly as compelling for 80% of the book as any of our other protagonists. Still, looking forward to the second volume
Sort of a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but with Shakespeare characters. The first volume spends a lot of time introducing the huge cast (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Falstaff ...)but it shows a great deal of promise once the plot gets moving.