Hamlet is reminded of his father's murder and flees. Fun mashup of various Shakespeare characters fighting each other. Then, Iago asks him if he[who?] In this book, Shakespeare is a God and his characters are recast in a fictional fantasy world. The main characters so far seem to Hamlet and Juliet with Richard III. I disliked some aspects, I loved others. Prince Hamlet is being banished with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from his country of Denmark for the murder of Polonius. Marcellus to Horatio and Bernardo, after seeing the Ghost, © Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. I came here to watch Shakespeare be hunted down and killed by his own characters and I honestly feel so betrayed. With the partial exception of the Sonnets (1609), quarried since the early 19th century for autobiographical secrets allegedly encoded in them, the nondramatic writings … That night Hamlet has another encounter with the mist; the ship is then attacked by pirates. What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. [16], A troupe of actors led by Feste, arrive in the camp of the Prodigal Rebellion and put on a production of The Murder of Gonzago, with Hamlet on stage. 1: A Sea of Troubles” as Want to Read: Error rating book. He is known from his previous band Orange to the collaboration with his friend Adam Green and decided to join Cesar P. Bigelow, Federico Giammattei, Carlo Alberto Maria Rossi, and Sergio Innocenti, respectively on guitars, bass, and drums. Really cool conceit, I was confused sometimes with the panelling, as to what was going on, but as the book went on it got more and more fully developed, and the characters got more and more interesting. The Mask of Night was a four-issue limited series that picked up almost immediately after the end of the previous series, The Tide of Blood. Usually the art is muddy and dreadful, the stories almost unfathomable. Hamlet doesn't know how to find Shakespeare. And while Andy Belanger is no Charles Vess, his characters remain classic and recognisable depictions of Shakespeare’s creations. Hamlet goes in by himself and comes across Puck. Later, Hamlet escapes from Richard’s grasp and learns that not all is what it seems with the King of England. He awakens to find himself in the court of none other than the villain Richard III. The creators considered several mediums for Kill Shakespeare, including video game or movie, but ultimately decided on a comic. 'Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. I eagerly await the next issues. Welcome back. One can only hope. But the corrupt influencer continues to play the odds, a charlatan who can easily change his allegiances—and does. I heard about this graphic novel on NPR, which made my responsible adult side feel better about reading graphic novels, and my inner child feel better about listening to NPR. For example, Juliet Capulet leads a rebellion with Othello against Richard III and Lady Macbeth. William Shakespeare - To be, or not to be (from Hamlet 3/1) To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? Find out how much in this literary mash-up. The next day they begin the journey, but they are stopped by a group of Paladins led by Romeo Montague. A Brand New Mini-series Is On Its way! [17] Hamlet, Iago and Falstaff get ready to begin the search for Shakespeare. So while I can't necessarily rate this as a graphic novel (having nothing to compare it to) can only really speak of my views on the characters and plots, as well as the interaction with Shakespeare. At the same time, Richard is attempting to create an alliance with Macbeth. A second series, the five-issue The Tide of Blood, was released in 2013. Check! They took stories we all know and love (ok ok, at least know and tolerated in high school) and transformed them into an interconnected, intense, and twisted tale with murder, madness, and intrigue. Alternative cover for issue #1, designed by Kagan McLeod. Check! The first issue of The Mask of Night was released on June 25, 2014. This quotation is from Hamlet's famous "to be or not to be" soliloquy in Act III, Scene 1.By a "sea of troubles," Hamlet means life's many struggles. It is a state of mind, a place-not a place for the origin and overcoming of all our problems. The idea is that Shakespeare is a sort of god with divine right; the "bad guys" (Richard III, Iago, Lady Macbeth) are out to steal his quill and take back their free will. --from The Merchant of Venice Where the bee sucks, there suck I: In a cowslip's bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. want to kill Shakespeare, here presented as a god-like figure, while the good guys (Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, etc.) However, after killing family friend Polonius with a blow meant for his Uncle, The Prince questions his thirst for vengeance and flees Denmark. After a two-year hiatus, IDW announced that Kill Shakespeare was returning to comic-stores in 2017. Definitely reminded me of the Fables series. About Kill Shakespeare Volume 1: A Sea of Troubles. [12] Later, it turns out that the dagger can move by itself and also lets Lady Macbeth see through its reflection. Hamlet then denies that he's a killer and gets onto the ship headed for England. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But I say give it a whirl. Anyway, not only is this a great Shakespeare piece of fan fiction with inside jokes and easter eggs, it is just flat out great reading. The idea first came to Del Col and McCreery in 2005; however due to other commitments, the project was put on hiatus. Some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters face off against each other in a desperate race to find a wizard named William Shakespeare.

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