Legendary Comics has announced a new YA original graphic novel, Tragic, based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet but set in the modern day and told from a queer perspective.  The creative team will be writer Dana Mele, author of the YA novel People Like Us, artist Valentina Pinti (Smash! Thunderbolt the Avenger), and colorist Chiara Di Francia.

The graphic novel is told from the point of view of 17-year-old Harper Hayes, whose father, Hamilton, has died mysteriously.  Harper suspects he was murdered by her uncle, who has been having an affair with her mother, and she enlists her ex-girlfriend Talia and her best friend Holden to help solve the mystery.  After another corpse turns up, Harper starts seeing her father’s ghost and having hallucinations of murder, and the story gets more eerie and more complex.  The graphic novel is scheduled for Spring 2022.

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