It appears as though a Shakespearean scholar has not taken kindly to Kill Shakespeare and our concept… Kimberly Cox, a New York-based scholar (and coincidentally enough the girlfriend of artist/writer Frank Miller) has blasted our concept. She has posted a long letter on BleedingCool.com, which you can check out by clicking on the link.
“And now a BAD comic book?”
“I just threw up in my mouth.”
“Oh, they think they are so clever. They must, because otherwise, this comic book would not exist. IDW would never have even considered the proposal. But no one at IDW knew a thing about Shakespeare, that much is clear, because I doubt that they want to publish a giant stinking turd of a comic book on purpose.”
Also of note is that two other scholars are interviewed and their opinions differ from that of Ms. Cox. They call the project “enjoyable”, “hard to fault” and “it’s a great idea.”
We’ve been asked quite a bit in the last few hours what we think of it and we’re okay with the criticism – in fact, we welcome a nice, healthy debate. That’s one of the goals of our project – to get people talking about Shakespeare and interpretations of his works. It just proves that he – who we believe is the greatest entertainer of all-time – is still relevant in today’s world.