However, unknown to Juliet, Romeo has also survived his own attempted suicide, back in Verona, and attempts to make amends by joining the Knights Paladin, who seek to aid the Prodigals resistance to Richard III and Lady Macbeth. What would happen if Hamlet, Lady Macbeth and Richard III walked into a pub? And lose the name of action.—Soft you now! Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. My only quibble is that I wanted more variety in the female characters. A wonderful pain-in-the-ass, Falstaff is quick with both the jab and the jibe. The bad guys (Lady Macbeth, Richard III, Iago, etc.) Hamlet manages to escape the monsters and finally meets Shakespeare, who seems uninterested in doing anything with the Prodigals or Hamlet. Still haunted by his father's ghost, confused and distraught, Hamlet is now caught up in a destiny far greater than he could have ever imagined. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare. Let us all ring Fancy's knell: I'll begin it,--Ding, dong, bell! The art and the story combine in a wonderful way. This is such an amazing concept, and when I first heard about it, I was taken aback by how unbelievably awesome it might be. The first issue of The Mask of Night was released on June 25, 2014. Later, Iago meets up with Lady Macbeth and they begin to conspire. He hopes to steal the bard’s magic quill, which he believes holds the ultimate power of his world. Find out how much in this literary mash-up. When Richard III and the Macbeths appear in the same story as Othello, Hamlet and Juliet Capulet, blood is sure to be spilled. Later, Hamlet escapes from Richard’s grasp and learns that not all is what it seems with the King of England. At the same time, Richard is attempting to create an alliance with Macbeth. 332 reviews What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. In ancient Rome, the dagger was given by Hecate to Brutus to kill Caesar with. All. I disliked some aspects, I loved others. Lift this layer of responsibility from your shoulders and you’re left with a violent, exciting rollercoaster ride, as Hamlet dithers his way through dealings with Richard and Juliet. But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn, And makes us rather bear those ills we have. 1: A Sea of Troubles. About Kill Shakespeare Volume 1: A Sea of Troubles. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Dead Visions line-up stabilized in 2018, when the singer Francesco Mandelli—known in Italy as actor, screenwriter, director, writer, and TV presenter. Kill Shakespeare is a twelve-issue comic book limited series released by IDW Publishing.It was produced by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, who also served as co-writers, with Andy Belanger as artist, Ian Herring as colourist, and Kagan McLeod as cover artist. The art was excellent, too. Tell me where is Fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? Alternative cover for issue #1, designed by Kagan McLeod. 332 reviews What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. The night before they leave Juliet meets with Hamlet and they kiss. A Sea Of Troubles was born of love for garage punk music, both a style fo music and a lifestyle, the only lifestyle for the Italian band. The language ranges from 21st century vernacular to the forced early-modern English for no apparent reason. It was produced by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, who also served as co-writers, with Andy Belanger as artist, Ian Herring as colourist, and Kagan McLeod as cover artist. Some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters face off against each other in a desperate race to find a wizard named William Shakespeare. -from The Tempest, Lord Amiens, a musician, sings before Duke Senior's company. In October 2013, Kill Shakespeare announced that a board game adaptation of the first series, would be released in 2014. Othello, Juliet, Falstaff, and others believe that “Will” will deliver them from the tyranny of King Richard III. [31] The game was designed and produced in collaboration with IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games. This detracts from its air of respectability and takes away some of the depth. But the corrupt influencer continues to play the odds, a charlatan who can easily change his allegiances—and does. A neat idea but with flaws in its realization. fight for autonomy and to protect Shakespeare. I've not thought of myself as a reading snob or snooty English teacher. – Behind the Curtain - Kill Shakespeare", "Kill Shakespeare is the boardgame based on the bard's bloodiest plays", "IDW Games Launches Kickstarter for Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game", The Rocketeer & The Spirit: Pulp Friction, Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kill_Shakespeare&oldid=985536567, Comics based on works by William Shakespeare, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In 2011, Del Col and McCreery were nominated for a, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 14:50.