Where IS Shakespeare?

Kill Shakespeare Volume 1 by Conor McCreery,  Anthony Del ColAndy Belanger

Rating: 2 out of 5.

What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare.

Book blurb

I have been eyeing Fables for a while. This blurb has me worried about it.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not quite dead yet… I expected this to be a ploy about killing Shakespeare. Instead, we delve into Hamlet…

And then—surprise!—we switch to a different play. And several others after that. 

And that ploy materialized after all. However, at the end of Chapter One I was not terribly interested in the story. I put it aside and felt no urge to pick it up again, then read a bit more and skimmed myself through most of Chapter Two. Nope. Not for me. Boring. DNF at 40%.

The artwork is nothing special, just ok. I was not enamored with the way many of the female characters were drawn.

8 thoughts on “Where IS Shakespeare?

  1. I read the first Fables compilation book a while back, and I remember enjoying it but my library didn’t have the other books at that time so I didn’t continue with the series. I don’t remember much else about Fables, though, including enough to know whether I would still like it now or if my tastes have changed. Sorry I can’t be more help with it on that… but I guess “liked it but not enough to buy it” might be worth something.

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