It's Like if Shakespeare Did The Avengers

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Justice League of Shakespeare? League of Extraordinary Shakespeareans? Whatever you want to call it, some of literature's most famous suicidal protagonists - Hamlet, Romeo, Juliet and Othello - are teaming up to kick ass, as they attempt to save the world from the evil Prospero.

This actually isn't the first Kill Shakespeare tale from IDW - the first one featured Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Romeo and Puck taking on Richard III, Lady Macbeth and Iago. But it is the biggest, as it will also involve a live reading stage tour, to play theaters and conventions as far away as Dubai. The recent discovery of Richard III's bones makes for a coincidental publicity tie-in, and frankly I suspect the Bard might approve - he did allow edits of his plays for the common man, which this basically is.

Now, who wants the movie rights? Somebody has to snap them up shortly, don't they?

After the jump, a look at page 1, in which Romeo has a bad dream...



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