Prince of Cats (graphic novel)

Prince of Cats is a 2012 graphic novel by Ronald Wimberly.[1] The story focuses on Tybalt, a character from Romeo and Juliet, and is set in 1980s New York.[1][2] After being out of print for four years, the book was re-worked and re-released in 2016.[2]

Prince of Cats
Prince of Cats Ron Wimberly 2012 cover.jpg
Cover of the 2012 edition
CreatorRonald Wimberly
Page count144 pages
Original publication
Date of publication11 September 2012

On July 31, 2018 it was announced that Legendary Entertainment had won the filming rights to the graphic novel, with Lakeith Stanfield set to play the lead role of Tybalt.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Lehoczky, Etelka (13 November 2016). "'Prince Of Cats' Melds Comics, Hip-Hop And Shakespeare". NPR Books. NPR. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Hennum, Shea; Rosberg, Caitlin; Sava, Oliver (15 November 2016). "Ron Wimberly's Prince Of Cats updates Shakespeare through '80s pastiche". A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. ^ Hughes, William (July 31, 2018). "Lakeith Stanfield is…The Prince Of Cats". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (July 31, 2018). "Legendary Lands Graphic Novel 'Prince Of Cats' As Star Vehicle For Lakeith Stanfield". Deadline. Retrieved September 22, 2018.