A Shakespeare and Comics Bibliography
(partial and with an emphasis on Tempest and Prospero)
Abele, Elizabeth, "Whither Shakespop? Taking Stock of Shakespeare in Popular Culture," in College Literature 31:4 (Fall 2004), pp 1-11
Brown, Sarah Annes, "'Shaping Fantasies': Responses to Shakespeare's Magic in Popular Culture," Shakespeare 5:2, pp 162-176
Burt, Richard, "Shakespeare Stripped: The Bard (Un)Bound in Comics," in Shakespeares After Shakespeare, vol 1, Richard Burt, ed., Greenwood Press, 2007
X Castaldo, Annalisa, "No More Yielding Than a Dream": The Construction of Shakespeare in The Sandman," in College Literature 31:4 (Fall 2004). I don't have a copy of this yet.
Friedman, Michael D. "Shakespeare and the Catholic Revenger: V for Vendetta," Literature/Film Quarterly 2010, 38:2, p 117
Gordon, Joan, "Prospero Framed in Neil Gaiman's 'The Wake'" in The Sandman Papers, Joe Sanders ed., pp 79-96, Fantagraphics Books, 2006
Heuman, Josh and Richard Burt, "Suggested for Mature Readers?: Deconstructing Shakespearean Value in Comic Books," Shakespeare After Mass Media, Richard Burt ed., pp. 151-172, Palgrave, 2002.
Jensen, Michael P, "The Comic Book Shakespeare," parts I-III, The Shakespeare Newsletter, vol. 56:3 (Winter 06/07) through vol 57:2 (Fall 07)
--, "Entries Play by Play," in Shakespeares After Shakespeare, Richard Burt, ed., Greenwood Press, 2007, p. 14-73
Lancaster, Kurt, "Neil Gaiman's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Shakespeare Integrated into Popular Culture, Journal of American Culture
Lanier, Douglas, Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture, Oxford University Press, 2002
Luco, Jerry, "Shakespeare in the Sandman: Two Worlds Colliding," Via Panoramica 2 (2009)
Pendergast, John, "Six Characters in Search of Shakespeare: Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Shakespearian Mythos," Mythlore 26:3/4 (Spring/Summer 2008)
Perret, Marion, "Not Just Condensation: How Comic Books Interpret Shakespeare," College Literature, 31:4, Fall 2004, pp. 72-93
--, "And Suit the Action to the Word": How a Comics Panel Can Speak Shakespeare," The Language of Comics: Word and Image, Robin Varnum and Christina A. Gibbons, eds, University Press of Mississippi, 2001.
Sanders, Joe, "Of Stories and Storytellers in Gaiman and Vess' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'" in The Sandman Papers, Joe Sanders ed., pp. 25-40, Fantagraphics Books, 2006
Westmore, Kevin J., Jr. "'The Amazing Adventures of Superbard': Shakespeare in Comics and Graphic Novels," in Shakespeare and Youth Culture, pp. 171-198, Palgrave, 2006
Obviously there's a lot of Gaiman here, but my emphasis is going to be on Moore's Prospero rather than Gaiman's. So far, I have found only one mention of Moore's work, though for the life of me now I can't remember which article it was in. I know, I know, I need better notes. That's what this blog is for!