Tragic Volume 1
by Dana Mele
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Pub Date 13 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 13 Sep 2022
Legendary Comics, Legendary Comics YA
Harper Hayes’ father is dead.
She’s convinced his mysterious and tragic death is not an accident and is determined to find out who is responsible. Suspect number one: her uncle, who has been having an affair with her mother.
Harper enlists the help of her ex-girlfriend Talia and her best friend (sometimes with benefits) Holden to prove her uncle’s guilt. But when her father’s business partner is also found dead, Harper realizes finding the murderer is more complicated than she had thought.
As Harper starts hallucinating about her dad’s death and begins to see his ghost as a teenage Hamlet everywhere she turns, one thing becomes clear – in order to uncover the truth, Harper must confront the demons that have haunted her family for decades.
Legendary Comics YA proudly presents this bold retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from a queer lens written by Dana Mele (People Like Us, Summer’s Edge) with art by Valentina Pinti.
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Average rating from 4 members
A super fun and imaginative queer retelling of Hamlet! The art here really shines-- Valentina Pinti's art and Chiara di Francia's coloring are both distinctive and eye-catching-- and effectively supports the clever, often hilarious, writing. I can't wait to see where this goes!
This is an imaginative and clever retelling of Hamlet. I liked the touches of humor and the modernization of the story, but I wish there was a stronger resolution at the end. However, I know this is only volume one, so I kind of expected a cliffhanger. When the next volume comes out, I’ll make a point of continuing this graphic novel series.
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