Comic Spotlight: Kill Shakespeare – Past Is Prologue: Juliet #1
Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet #1 Written by Conor McCreery
Art by Corin Howell
Colors by Shari Chankahamma
Letters by Chris Mowry
Standard Cover by Simon Davis
Subscription Cover by Adam Gorham and Shari Chankahamma IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 5, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Few comics turn the literary world into their own playground like this one, folks. In Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet #1 the reader gets a dose of what happens when you deify a playwright. This is not your parent’s Shakespeare; not in any way, shape, or form.
In this particular tale we follow the path of Juliet Capulet. Yes, that Juliet. But in this world, she failed to take her own life and survived Romeo, though she mourns him incessantly. This mourning, born of guilt, manifests itself as anger and bitterness. Much of this directed at her mother, the matriarch of her family.
But events have a way of turning a bad time into one that is infinitely worse. As events transpire, the reader is able to watch as Juliet, who has lost so much already, loses someone even closer to her. The question is why? With that in mind, our noble lady seeks knowledge. And, if it were me, probably revenge.
Juliet Lives! The newest chapter of the award-winning Kill Shakespeare series flashes back to five months after the death of Romeo, where Juliet is mourning yet another loved one – her mother. Now Juliet must discover who the murderer is, lest she becomes the next victim. New series artist Corin Howell (Transformers, The Mighty Zodiac, X-Files: Scully) takes the reins in a tale perfect for new readers to the series.
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