Kill Shakespeare, the first of the twelve part series will be released later this month. I’ve officially decided to refer to is as Kill Bill, volume 1. You know it will be geekishly good when it’s coming from…CANADIA, land of the creative creators Connor McCreery & Anthony Del Col and artist Andy Belanger. As much as I love to loathe Canada, I cannot tell a lie, they are adorable and consistently deliver some fine fiction. Plus, they refer to it as “the Justice League of Shakespeare.” Cute! (See also my gushy post about Suck, the Canadian rock ‘n roll vampire movie.)
Read the official synopsis and tell me you’re not interested:
An epic adventure that will change the way you look at Shakespeare forever.
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.
A combination of “Fables”, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and “Lord of the Rings”, Kill Shakespeare offers a remixed re-envisioning of the greatest characters of all-time, featuring action, romance, comedy, lust, drama and bloody violence. It is an adventure of Shakespearean proportions.
I’m into it just to see how everything plays out when Juliet, failed suicidress (if I can make up a word) come resistance fighter learns that her Romeo is also alive…and a knight!! My bookish geeky nerd-o-meter is going haywire!
What’s that? You’re pretending that you’re not interested?? The junkie doth protest too much, me thinks. If you need further convincing, see All Things Fangirl‘s interview with the most muffiny nerds I’ve ever seen (aka the creators).