Monday, June 14, 2010

Comic. Book. Shakespeare.

My dad, who is not necessarily a "hip" or "with it" guy, posted a link on his facebook page today that made my eyebrows jump for joy. It's a new comic book, only two issues into it's first volume, called "Kill Shakespeare."

Juliet as head of the resistance against Richard III, Hamlet out to set order in the realm, Lady MacBeth on a power-hungry binge of terror, Othello as a mercenary-for-hire. REALLY?!?!?!?! It's like I've been waiting for this all of my life!! I ordered the first two issues today, and I can't *wait* for them to arrive! The art looks fantastic, the characters are wrenched from their original plots - seemingly just before death, or their deaths weren't realized - and the story seems really interesting. I'm a little put off by the "heroes" that they chose - the premise is that Shakespeare's greatest Heroes are at war with his greatest of Villains - and Shakespeare himself is a character known as "the creator." In fact, Romeo is a Paladin-like warrior, who was trained by Shakespeare-worshiping monks in Verona.....................need I say more??

IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course ... then again ... if it sucks, I will be VERY. VERY. UNHAPPY. But I don't think it will... ;)

*Fist pump!* YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! find a viable comic book store in Orange County. I will *not* be thwarted!!

PS - The guys who created this little gem? CANADIAN.


Phoenix said...

I want this so much. I need to call my local Geek Store and see if they have it.