Kill Shakespeare #1 - A Sea of Troubles
(November 2010)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Volume
1
Price
19.99 USD
Pages
176
On-sale Date
2010-11-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
IDW
ISBN
978-1-60010-781-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781600107818 51999
Editing
Tom Waltz (original series edits); Justin Eisinger (collection edits); Chris Mowry (design)

Issue Notes

Printed in Korea
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kagan McLeod (credited)
Inks
Kagan McLeod (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Foreword (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
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?
Inks
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I suppose we'll start this with my rather sketchy credentials: There is no love lost between myself and the bard in question.

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 2)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McReery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The future. 'Arise, Shadow King...'
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hamlet; King Claudius; Rosenkrantz; Guildenstern; pirates; Richard III; three witches; Lady Macbeth
Synopsis
Exiled to England after the death of his father, Hamlet and his ship are attacked by pirates, and he is cast adrift. He is rescued by Richard III, who insists that Hamlet is the prophesied Shadow King who will destroy the tyrant god Shakespeare. Hamlet balks until Richard promises that the power of the three witches will restore Hamlet's father to life. Behind Hamlet's back, Richard and Lady Macbeth plot to rule the land in Shakespeare's stead.
Keywords
Ghost; pirates; prophecy; witches

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 3)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McCreery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many of Macbeth's soldiers have yet to take the agreed-upon positions, my lord.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hamlet; Richard III; Ratcliffe; Iago; Prodigals (pro-Shakespeare rebels); Richard's soldiers; Sir John Falstaff
Synopsis
In hopes of resurrecting his father, Hamlet agrees to help Richard against Shakespeare. Iago attaches himself to Hamlet, distracting him from Richard's brutality behind the scenes. A band of Prodigals attacks by night, and Falstaff seizes Hamlet, spiriting him away from Richard's war band.

Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 4)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McCreery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhhhh!
Characters
Hamlet; Richard III; Macbeth; Lady Macbeth; Sir John Falstaff; Puck; Prodigals; barmaids; Richard's soldiers
Synopsis
Falstaff and Puck half-convince Hamlet to change sides and join the prodigals. When Richard's soldiers raid their inn, Hamlet and Falstaff disguise themselves (badly) in drag. Richard and Lady Macbeth murder Macbeth, having plotted to wield power together once Shakespeare is killed.

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 5)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McCreery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a lesson here, Ratclife...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hamlet; Sir John Falstaff; Richard III; Ratcliffe; Othello; Juliet; Parolles; Don John; Iago; Prodigals; Richard's soldiers
Synopsis
Falstaff brings Hamlet to Juliet and Othello, who are raising a rebellion against Richard. Don John attacks, and Iago appears at the last minute to save Hamlet, only to be himself seized by an enraged Othello.

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 6)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McCreery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I beg thee, stop!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hamlet; Othello; Iago; Sir John Falstaff; Juliet; Richard III; Lady Macbeth; Ratcliffe; Demetrius; Lysander; Adriana; Richard's soldiers; common people; ghost of Hamlet's father
Synopsis
Othello's comrades restrain him from killing Iago, who loudly proclaims that Othello has every right to do so. Othello keeps Iago prisoner, but Hamlet slips away from their party. While on his own he sees how Richard brutalizes his people, then falls in with Demtrius and Lysander, who hope to join forces with the Prodigals.

Chapter Six (Table of Contents: 7)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Conor McCreery; Anthony Del Col
Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Ian Herring (credited)
Letters
Chris Mowry (credited); Robbie Robbins (credited); Neil Uyetake (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He sleeps well, my lady.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hamlet; Othello; Iago; Juliet; Adriana; Sir John Falstaff; three witches; Lady Macbeth; Prodigals; Demetrius; Lysander; Don John; Richard's soldiers
Synopsis
Hamlet joins Othello and Juliet as they work the fields alongside villagers, wooing them to rebellion little by little. When a troop of Richard's soldiers threaten the villagers, Hamlet fights them. The revolution is under way, and Othello even releases Iago to fight again at his side. But Iago is in league with Lady Macbeth.

Et Tu, Hecate? (Table of Contents: 8)

Kill Shakespeare / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Owen K. Caig; Curtis Westman
Pencils
J. Bone (credited)
Inks
J. Bone (credited)
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The past. Rome.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Brutus; Cassius; Hecate; Julius Caesar
Synopsis
Brutus disdains Cassius's plot against Caesar, until Hecate unveils Caesar's ambition. Soon Caesar and Brutus are both dead, and Hecate will fell Shakespeare by corrupting his creations and exploiting their flaws.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marvin Law
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?
Colors
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Characters
Hamlet; Sir John Falstaff; barmaids; Richard's soldiers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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Pencils
Ian Herring (credited)
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Characters
Richard III

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Pencils
Kagan McLeod
Colors
Kagan McLeod

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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Pencils
Andy Belanger (credited)
Inks
Andy Belanger (credited)
Colors
Andy Belanger (credited)

Characters
Hamlet; Lady Macbeth; Richard III
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Pencils
Kagan McLeod
Inks
Kagan McLeod
Colors
Kagan McLeod

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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Pencils
Andy Belanger
Inks
Andy Belanger
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Andy Belanger

Characters
Richard III; wolves
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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Pencils
Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)

Characters
Pretty girls; Sir John Falstaff
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)

Characters
Othello; Juliet
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Kagan McLeod
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Kagan McLeod
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Kagan McLeod

Characters
Hamlet
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)
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Kagan McLeod (credited)

Characters
Juliet; Prodigals
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Foreword
  3. 2. Chapter One
    Kill Shakespeare
  4. 3. Chapter Two
    Kill Shakespeare
  5. 4. Chapter Three
    Kill Shakespeare
  6. 5. Chapter Four
    Kill Shakespeare
  7. 6. Chapter Four
    Kill Shakespeare
  8. 7. Chapter Six
    Kill Shakespeare
  9. 8. Et Tu, Hecate?
    Kill Shakespeare
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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