(W) William Shakespeare (A) Alex A. Blum. After encountering the ghost of his father on the castle parapet, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is convinced that his father's death was part of a foul plot to take the throne. It is up to Hamlet to decide whether his father must be avenged, and if so, should it be he who commits the act? Classics Illustrated tells Shakespeare's classic tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story..