This is a really good deal and well worth picking up.
Free download for issues #1 and #2 of acclaimed series available for limited time through iTunes
Original series re-imagines the Bard and his most famous characters
Building on a very successful initial run in print comics, IDW Publishing is offering readers a chance to sample the beginnings ofÂ KILL SHAKESPEARE free for a limited time. Available throughÂ iTunes for the iPadâ„¢, iPhoneÂ® and iPod touchÂ®,Â KILL SHAKESPEARE #1 andÂ #2set the stage for this thrilling tale that brings all of Shakespeare’s most famous characters together for one action-packed adventure. TheKILL SHAKESPEARE graphic novel is also currently available in print wherever books are sold, and additional issues ofÂ KILL SHAKESPEARE are available at comic stores and through theÂ IDW Comics app on iTunes.
Conceived and written by Canadian-based creatorsÂ Conor McCreery andÂ Anthony Del Col,KILL SHAKESPEARE is a dark take on Shakespeare and his work, pitting his greatest heroes against his most menacing villains. Described as “gripping, violent and dark fun”, byÂ The New York Times and “fresh and conceptually inventive”Â by Publisher’s Weekly,Â KILL SHAKESPEARE is true to the Bard’s canon, yet also accessible to a wide range of readers. The series offers an edgy interpretation of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, bringing Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Puck and others together for an epic adventure. In the series’ first graphic novel, readers encounter a banished Hamlet, who embarks on a quest to resurrect his dead father. But to do so, he must kill a reclusive wizard named… William Shakespeare…
“With the first two issues selling out, we’re very excited that IDW has decided to give newcomers to Kill Shakespeare the chance to sample the first two issues” saidMcCreery. “The digital version is phenomenal so we’re happy for new readers to discover us this way and we’re confident that they will hook comic and Shakespeare fans alike and leave them wanting more.”
Del Col andÂ McCreery bring their love of Shakespeare, independent film, and a combination of marketing and writing experience to their first comic book project. ArtistAndy Belanger rises to the challenge of interpreting some of the most famous characters in the world.
KILL SHAKESPEARE #1 (free, digital, full color) is now available as a free download from iTunes for a limited time.Â Click here to download from iTunes.
KILL SHAKESPEARE #2 (free, digital, full color) is now available as a free download from iTunes for a limited time.Â Click here to download from iTunes.
KILL SHAKESPEARE #3-6 ($.99, digital, full color)Â areÂ now available as a download from iTunes.Â Click here to download from iTunes.
KILL SHAKESPEARE TPB #1 “A Sea of Troubles” ($19.99, 175 pages full color) is now available in stores. Diamond Order code: SEP10 0391; ISBN 978-1600107818.
KILL SHAKESPEARE #7 “The Play’s the Thing” ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code: SEP10 0390.
Visit killshakespeare.com to take a “behind the curtain” preview of the series, including art work, story, and characters.