Kill William: A New Comic Book Series Recasts Shakespeare's Best Known Characters in an Epic Fantasy

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After her failed suicide attempt Juliet becomes a skilled freedom fighter. Othello, guilt ridden after murdering his beloved Desdemona, becomes a reckless sword-for-hire. Hamlet flees Denmark to fulfill his destiny. In Kill Shakespeare , a new independent comic book title, these well known characters join with the fairy Robin Goodfellow and the irascible Falstaff in an epic struggle against Richard III, Lady Macbeth, and the scheming Iago. It's like The Justice League vs The Injustice League, only with lots of thees and thous thrown in.

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Press materials describe Kill Shakespeare as, "A combination of “Fables”, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and “Lord of the Rings,” featuring, " action, romance, comedy, lust, drama and bloody violence."


In this dark tale, the Bard’s most famous heroes embark upon a journey to discover a long-lost soul. Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Romeo and Puck search for a reclusive wizard who may have the ability to assist them in their battle against the evil forces led by the villains Richard III, Lady Macbeth and Iago. That reclusive wizard? William Shakespeare.

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Anything else you might want to know about Kill Shakespeare can be found here.

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