Remember that graphic novel we told you about? Well, Kill Shakespeare, was recently reviewed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (among others). A glowing review.
“A literate mash-up of graphic novel fantasizing with the works of the Bard of Avon, Kill Shakespeare (IDW) owes much to Fables and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. In all three works, familiar literary characters are flung together in a shared universe (Gentlemen, for instance, taking figures from Victorian entertainments and teaming them), though neither of the previous graphic series arguably has as high a literary pedigree as Will Shakespeare. That the source for this new series can frequently be viewed as daunting to many modern readers, though, should not deter them from checking out this appealing graphic fantasy series…
…Kill Shakespeare may follow earlier comic book entertainments like Alan Moore’s tribute to the books he read as a lad, but it’s arguably closer to its source material. Part of the kick of a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or a Fables, after all, resides in the way the series’ familiar players are re-imagined as more “grown-up” creations. In Shakespeare, each figure is true to their own self.
Which is as we like it.”
Couldn’t agree more! The fine folks who wrote the book sent a copy over for us to peruse. It’s awesome! It’s filled with great wordplay, action and tons of Shakespeare fun! If you are a true Bardolator, your collection is not complete until you’ve got a copy of Kill Shakespeare.
Check out their website. It’s full of info about the book and the people who created it.