Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kill Shakespeare #5

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

This title is hitting its stride, as Hamlet continues his wandering through King Richard's lands, seeking some sort of direction, as it seems that people on all sides of the Prodigal's Rebellion are looking to use him for their own purposes.

In this issue, he meets with Lysander and Demetrius (from A Midsummer's Night Dream), while Juliet takes Iago into custody, and Richard and Lady Macbeth scheme around one another.

The story is moving a little slowly, as Hamlet's striking out on his own becomes a vehicle whereby the writers can introduce more characters, but at the same time, I like the way they are establishing the depths of Richard's cruelty, and the wide-spread support for Juliet's uprising.

This continues to be an intelligent and well-drawn comic.

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