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Julius: Let Slip the Dogs of War

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After years of infighting and turf wars, organized crime in the neighborhood is finally united under one leader. Julius is the gangster king of the East End and his public persona is as beloved as it would be were he true royalty. But in private, his generals conspire and contemplate ways to remove Julius for their own selfish gain. This reworking of Shakespeare's classic tale of betrayal, corruption, manipulation, narcissism, and the violence spawned by each, gives the play a new power and relevance for a modern audience. Expertly updated by award-winning author Antony Johnston and skillfully rendered by crime comics virtuoso Brett Weldele, Julius is a precise stab into the dark heart of comics.

Review:

"The basic story of Julius is, of course, Shakespeare's. But it's the retelling here that is Johnston, and that's what delighted me so much in reading it. On a large scale, the transplanting of the action into modern London worked perfectly....It's the little touches on a smaller scale, though, which really caught my eye. The technological assault on Brett [Brutus] with text messages, for instance, is a wonderful take on the original play, while setting the graphic novel firmly in the twenty-first century." Read About Comics

Review:

"I was pleased to find that I could follow along with Johnston's reinterpretation of this classic Roman tale of murder and betrayal quite easily. The re-imagined plot isn't what drew me into this unusual graphic novel, though. No, it was the script, the dialog. Johnston blends modern British street vernacular with the flowery meter of Shakespeare, and it makes for a curious result." The Fourth Rail

Product Details

ISBN:
9781929998807
Publisher:
Oni Press
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Illustrator:
Weldele, Brett
Editor:
Jones, James Lucas
Author:
Johnston, Antony
Author:
Weldele, Brett
Subject:
General
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.96x5.54x.55 in. .41 lbs.

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Julius: Let Slip the Dogs of War
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Product details 168 pages Oni Press - English 9781929998807 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The basic story of Julius is, of course, Shakespeare's. But it's the retelling here that is Johnston, and that's what delighted me so much in reading it. On a large scale, the transplanting of the action into modern London worked perfectly....It's the little touches on a smaller scale, though, which really caught my eye. The technological assault on Brett [Brutus] with text messages, for instance, is a wonderful take on the original play, while setting the graphic novel firmly in the twenty-first century."
"Review" by , "I was pleased to find that I could follow along with Johnston's reinterpretation of this classic Roman tale of murder and betrayal quite easily. The re-imagined plot isn't what drew me into this unusual graphic novel, though. No, it was the script, the dialog. Johnston blends modern British street vernacular with the flowery meter of Shakespeare, and it makes for a curious result."
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