“Gripping, violent and dark fun,
even if you're not fully versed in Shakespearean lore.”
– The New York Times
Kill Shakespeare is a tale woven with the wit,
magic and myth, worthy of Will himself.”
– Des McAnuff (Stratford Festival, Jersey Boys)
“A tour de force of the storytelling marriage of words and art.”
“A fantastic concept, cleverly executed with style and smarts.
Lots of cool Easter Eggs for the literary-minded, but still plenty
entertaining for the rest of us dummies!”
– John Layman (Writer of Chew and former literature major)
“A highly enjoyable adventure.
McCreery and Del Col skillfully juggle a Who's Who assortment of characters,
and Belanger places them in stylishly imagined backdrops on every page.”
“Stories within stories about stories... it's easy to get that recipe wrong, but
McCreery and Del Col get it gloriously right.
And it was about time someone went after Bill.”
– Mike Carey (Creator of The Unwritten and Lucifer)
Hamlet, Richard III Plot To Kill Shakespeare
– NPR, May 20, 2010
“Kill Shakespeare is great fun.
Fantastic graphics, energy and artwork
and a novel and exciting take on killer Shakespearean themes.”
– Michael Hirst (Writer and Creator of The Tudors, Writer of Elizabeth)
Shakespearean action flick wins Pitch This!
– CBC News, September 14, 2010
“Kill Shakespeare is full of dark laughs, shocking alliances, bad puns and wild violence.
Like the best of Shakespeare himself...”
– Patton Oswalt (Comedian, Writer of Serenity, Star of Ratatouille and King of Queens)
Kill Shakespeare Comic Puts the Bard in a Blender
– Wired, April 2, 2010
“I am shaking my head. I want to cry. I want to bitch slap whoever was involved with creating it. However, this kind of crap is nothing new. There is nothing I can do about it except hope that somewhere, someday, it inspires ONE person to go and discover how awesome the work of William Shakespeare is and how even more awesome the history behind this iconic figure is. But the comic book is seriously so poorly done, so flawed on even the most elementary levels of story-telling, I cannot imagine it doing anything but alienating even more people.”
– Kimberly Cox, Shakespearean scholar
Killing Shakespeare for Fun and Profit
– Publisher's Weekly, August 17, 2010
“Having suffered a few slings and arrows in my time,
I was captivated by Hamlet's mystical quest.
Brilliant conceit and beautifully illustrated,
especially Lady Macbeth.”
– Paul Gross (Star of TV's Slings & Arrows)
“Writers who know how to dream
and artists who brush with their souls...
Kill Shakespeare is a smashing success.”
– Ain't It Cool News
“Kill Shakespeare not only makes me want to keep reading,
it makes me want to read other things, as well.”
– Panels on Pages