Friday, July 9, 2010

Kill Shakespeare #3

Written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col
Art by Andy Belanger

This issue helps to muddy up things for poor Hamlet.  Where he once he was willing to completely believe what Richard told him, now Falstaff is on the scene, giving him an opposite perspective of things.  According to this witty, portly man, Hamlet's role is not to kill Shakespeare, but to bring him back to the world.  A brief meeting with Robin Goodfellow helps to convince Hamlet that he originally backed the wrong side.  That and the fact that people are trying to kill him.

At the same time, Richard is meeting with MacBeth and Lady MacBeth to arrange some form of partnership with regards to patrolling their shared Western borders.  Granted, when Lady MacBeth is on the scene, nothing is quite to be trusted.

As with the previous issues, McCreery and Del Col are giving us a decent fantasy book, albeit one wrapped in many layers of metatextual nuance and literary reference, which is a big part of the fun of this book.  Belanger's art is either improving with each issue, or is just growing on me more.  I recommend checking out this title.

No comments: