Issue #4 of the Kill Shakespeare comic series is worth reading primarily because it moves the story forward and introduces Othello and Juliet. There is a lot of fighting in this installment, and Othello proves quite the warrior. I like the character of Juliet a lot. She is the strong female warrior who is rallying the rebellion against Richard III.
The writing is a little thin in this issue, but that did not really bother me. The art work is strong and the combat scenes are very graphic, which I think is appropriate for this part of the tale. Personally, I’ve never viewed Othello as an eloquent or deep character. Let’s face it, Shakespeare gave Iago all the really great lines in the play. So I am good with how things are presented in this issue.
I really don’t have much more to say at this point. I’ll be reading issue #5 and sharing my thoughts soon.