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Canadians Out to Kill Shakespeare?

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Kill Shakespeare is a new comic book series debuting with IDW Publishing later this April...

So what is Kill Shakespeare?

Imagine a Lord of the Rings-style adventure in which Shakespeare’s greatest heroes (including Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Puck) are pitted against the Bard’s most frightening villains (including Richard III, Lady Macbeth and Iago) to discover the location of an evil wizard.  That wizard’s name?  William Shakespeare.  It is a combination of Fables, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Northlanders… Or, with what began a small bidding war at last year’s New York Comic-Con… a Justice League of Shakespeare!...

Since then we’ve been called, “easily one of the most exciting things (at the San Diego Comic Con)” by Publisher’s Weekly and were also profiled by ComicBookResources, who stated, “What’s not to love?”

An easy hook for fans is that the comic comes out less than 10 days before the anniversary of both the Bard’s birth and death (yes, Shakespeare had a flair for the dramatic and was born – and died – on April 23rd).

 

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