Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kill Shakespeare #6

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

The Shakespearian equivalent of Fables has now reached its half-way mark, and is showing signs of really picking up the pace, as Juliet's Prodigal Rebellion gets underway, and her small band wins its first skirmish with Richard's troops.

I found the beginning of this issue to be a little jarring - some time has passed from the end of the last installment, and Juliet and her group has found Hamlet again, negating the whole point of having him leave her in the first place.  I felt at first like I had perhaps missed an issue, but everything became clear shortly after that.

It's nice to see Hamlet take some action; he was squarely back in his indecisive mode for a while, although it now seems he's committed himself to Juliet's cause.  Another interesting character this time around is Iago, who also signs up with Juliet, although his motivations are much murkier.

I'm pleased to see this comic is doing well - the first trade comes out this week, and I'd encourage people to pick it up if they aren't already reading this title.  It's pretty good.

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