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Shakespeare Shaken
by Enrica Jang
Order:  USA  Can
Red Stylo, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

In Shakespeare Shaken, Shakespeare's works are completely redone in numerous comic vignettes and pin-ups. Each work is unique and none of the artists have even similar styles, making this a wonderful compilation of not only Shakepeare-inspired stories, but also amazing serial art work.

While I enjoyed every piece for one reason or another, three really stood out. First is Alex Cormack's The Hamlen Murders which combines Hamlet and Macbeth in a modern yet vintage comic style. Next is The Play Is the Thing by Shaun Noel and Andre Frattino. Frattino's highly-colored Sunday-funnies-like artwork plays well with Noel's story about a high school basketball team made up of famous Shakespeare characters. Last but not least, is Jeremy Whitley and Gabriel Dunston's Zombie Hamlet. Whitley's incredibly comic zombification of Hamlet along with Dunston's black, white, and red illustrations make the perfect, memorable ending to this anthology.

Serial art fans who are familiar with Shakespeare's works will appreciate Shakespeare Shaken. The varying artwork alone makes it worth it.

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