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Comic Review: Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #3
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Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #3
Written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col
Art by Andy Belanger
Inking assistance by Adam Gorham
Colors by Shari Chankhamma
Letters by Chris Mowry
Edits by Tom Waltz
Subscription cover by J.K. Woodward
IDW Publishing
Release Date: August 27, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

The tension continues to build in the newest chapter of Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night. The famed pirate Cesario has lost control of his ship in a mutiny led by his former lover and first mate, Viola. She plans to ensure the crew’s safety by turning over Juliet and her fellow prisoners to the cannibal captain of the Lavinia, Lucius Andronicus. But it isn’t that simple. Among the prisoners is Shakespeare himself!

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Comic Review: Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #2
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Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #2
Written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col
Art by Andy Belanger
Inking assistance by Adam Gorham
Colors by Shari Chankhamma
Letters by Chris Mowry
Edits by Tom Waltz
Subscription cover by J.K. Woodward
IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Continuing from where we left off last time, the masked captain Cesario faces the oncoming threat of capture from a pursuing vessel, and betrayal at the hands of his own crew.

With the Lavinia in hot pursuit, the crew of the Boreas are trying to escape its ever-looming presence. Cesario’s desperate plans to evade the ship are met vocal distaste. The crew wants to go with a plan that has a higher chance of survival, while Cesario wants to risk everything on a plan that will end with him returning Juliet to the Prodigals. His plan to gamble with their lives creates festering thoughts of mutiny among the crew.

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Comic Review: Kill Shakespeare: Mask Of Night #1
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Kill Shakespeare: Mask of Night
Written By Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col
Art by Andy Belanger
Ink Assists by Adam Gorham
Colors By Shari Chankhamma
Lettering by Chris Mowry
Edits by Tom Waltz
IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 18, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Adventure, intrigue, and swashbuckling are a few of the things that await you in the thrilling tale of Kill Shakespeare: Mask of Night.

We’re introduced to the masked pirate captain named Cesario. After a thrilling battle, we see the spoils of his latest plunder. Instead of gold or jewels aboard the ship, he finds prisoners trapped in a small room. And among them, Juliet Capulet. Shaken from their prior adventures, Juliet and her fellow prisoners are brought aboard. Wanting to seize the opportunity, Cesario decides turn them to the Prodigals in exchange for a full pardon.

But things may not go as Cesario plans, as he receive opposition from amongst his ranks.

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Comic Review: The Fuse #2
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The Fuse #2
Written by Antony Johnston
Illustrated by Justin Greenwood
Colored by Shari Chankhamma
Lettered by Ed Brisson
Cover by Justin Greenwood
Image Comics
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Cover Price: $3.50

Multiple murders in a space station’s city; two detectives at odds with each other’s methods; a mystery and an election. These are everyday occurrences in The Fuse #2 by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Justin Greenwood. Read on to find out my thoughts.

When Dietrich arrived at the orbital space station known as Midway City, he was ready to continue his career as a homicide detective, 22,000 miles above Earth; however, he did not expect to be thrust into work before having a chance to even settle into his new apartment.

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Comic Review: The Fuse #1
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The Fuse
Written by Antony Johnston
Illustrated by Justin Greenwood
Colored by Shari Chankhamma
Lettered by Ed Brisson
Cover by Justin Greenwood
Image Comics
Release date: February 12, 2014
Cover Price: $3.50

I don’t know if I need to make a distinction between being a science fiction fan and a comic book fan, but I will say I am a fan of comic books with a sci-fi bend, which is why I was excited to dive into the new Image Comics series The Fuse, by writer Antony Johnston and artist Justin Greenwood. The series is not just an interesting sci-fi tale, but it is at heart a mystery story, or even more accurately a police procedural show in comic book form.

The Fuse #1 is set on an orbital space station where everyone seems to live in an area called Midway City. We are introduced to Dietrich, a German police officer newly immigrating to Midway City to join the homicide division. Dietrich barely gets off his flight to the station before getting tied into a possible murder of a “cabler,” basically a homeless person on the station.

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