During 2013, readers got a chance to welcome some new additions to their buy list, while saying farewell to a couple of their personal favorites. The DC timeline jumped backwards, sending Batman back to “Year Zero,” while Marvel unleashed Galactus on the Ultimate Universe. When readers went outside the Big Two, there were creators experimenting with their artwork at IDW and Image. Even an iconic actor, known for his memorable movie roles, jumped into comics writing at Dark Horse. By the end of the year, a critically acclaimed horror series finally closed its last chapter.
Usually twelve issues are reserved for mainstream crossovers, like “Battle of the Atom” and “Forever Evil,” but I was totally surprised to see at least three original titles taking that much time and dedication to tell one ambitious and serialized narrative. Here is my Top 10 List for Best Horror Miniseries of 2013. READ MORE
The upcoming “Kill Shakespeare” board game, set for a 2014 release, just signed on J.K. Woodward and Dave Dorman as the art team. Woodward will be in charge of creating the art for the playing cards, and Dorman will be handling the “Kill Shakespeare” box art. Check out more details below. READ MORE
As each installment brought in tons of excitement, “Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood” #5 delivers an epic finale that has been promised since the beginning. This is The Island from “Lost” versus the classic Shakespearean characters. After reaching the last page, readers will be anxiously waiting for the next chapter in the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
An enjoyable re-imagination of classic Shakespearean characters, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #4 delivers an excellent issue full of sorcery and adventure. Don’t worry if you’re not fully versed in Shakespeare. Newcomers are still going to understand what’s going on and what the characters are saying. Readers should not miss out on this exciting installment of the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
As each installment gets better and better, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #3 delivers an incredibly spell-binding adventure. The best part, you don’t have to be fully versed in Shakespeare to understand what’s going on. As each page is wonderfully realized in words and art, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
As the new story arc continues, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #2 delivers on its potential and crafts an incredibly thrilling supernatural adventure. If you haven’t read an issue, this is the perfect time to catch up on the “Kill Shakespeare” series. You will definitely become a fan of the comic after reading this little number. READ MORE
With a promising new story arc, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #1 is the perfect issue for newcomers to jump into the series. If you are already a fan, the “Kill Shakespeare” series spins another great yarn of medieval adventure, fantasy, and dark magic. You have never seen an adaptation of Shakespeare’s works like this before. READ MORE
The lads behind IDW’s hit Kill Shakespeare series are getting ready for the release of their latest installment in the series, “The Tide Of Blood”, which hits shops on February 20th.
“The Tide Of Blood” is a new five-issue miniseries that will bring back some of your favorite Shakespeare heroes and villains as they travel to a forbidden island to save the world from the deranged “master of books”, Prospero. The creative team says, “The island is filled with cannibals, magic and madness – as well as ghosts from the pasts of many.” Check out the first look after the jump. READ MORE
Shakespearian fans rejoice, Canadian writing duo Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery are back with more of the IDW epic, Kill Shakespeare. The new miniseries, titled “Tide of Blood”, will consist of five issues and is set to begin in February of 2013.
The book picks up where it left off as Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Romeo are up against Prospero who is looking to destroy everything. More inside. READ MORE
Kill Shakespeare came onto the scene in 2010 from IDW Publishing, and co-creators Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery have not let up since. “Kill Shakespeare” is an epic fantasy literary mashup, bringing together characters from vast body Shakespeare’s plays. The plot follows Hamlet after banished from Denmark, on his quest to find and possibly kill the mysterious wizard known as Bill Shakespeare. The 12-issue series came to an end in 2011, however the series has since been adapted into a multifaceted stage play, with plans for a video game, and a feature film in the works.
The creative team relentlessly tours North American comic conventions, and recently, at Montreal Comiccon, Anthony Del Col took the time to talk about his experience writing “Kill Shakespeare” over the past few years. We chatted about everything from a potential new series, to the stage play, to “Before Watchmen” and creator rights. Check it below. READ MORE