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Get a Free Sample of Kill Shakespeare

Thursday, Dec 2nd, 2010

KILL SHAKESPEARE TPB coverFree 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 of KILL SHAKESPEARE free for a limited time. Available through iTunes for the iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, KILL SHAKESPEARE #1 and #2 set the stage for this thrilling tale that brings all of Shakespeare's most famous characters together for one action-packed adventure. The KILL SHAKESPEARE graphic novel is also currently available in print wherever books are sold, and additional issues of KILL SHAKESPEARE are available at comic stores and through the IDW Comics app on iTunes.

Conceived and written by Canadian-based creators Conor McCreery and 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", by The New York Times and "fresh and conceptually inventive" by Publisher's Weekly, 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" said McCreery. "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 and McCreery bring their love of Shakespeare, independent film, and a combination of marketing and writing experience to their first comic book project. Artist Andy 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. 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. Click here to download from iTunes.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #3-6 ($.99, digital, full color) are now available as a download from iTunes. 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. 

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.


About KILL SHAKESPEARE
Conceived and written by Canadian-based creators Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, drawn by Andy Belanger, coloured by Ian Herring, and featuring covers by Kagan McLeod, Kill Shakespeare is a twelve-issue series that presents a dark take on Shakespeare and his work, pitting his greatest heroes against his most menacing villains.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO's True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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