Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #1

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night #1

Writer: Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Artist: Andy Belanger Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The award-winning series returns with a high seas tale of pirate battles, vengeance and lost love. Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Shakespeare become pawns in a deadly game of survival between the legendary masked pirate Captain Cessario, his first mate Viola, and the new terror on the water, Titus Andronicus' forbidding war ship The Lavinia.

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 18, 2014

    “Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night” #1 is an impressive start to a riveting swashbuckling adventure. Del Col, McCreery,and Belanger have turned Shakespeare's characters into mean and gritty pirates, who you don't want to mess with. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jun 18, 2014

    Totally forgiveable for a #1, and it probablycreates a great place for new folks to get on board. I'm all for that.This deserves to be read by many! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jun 19, 2014

    Picking up right after the events of "Tide of Blood," "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night" is not a book for newcomers, but it is certainly the most fun yet. Del Col, McCreery, and Belanger have reached a distinct level of comfort with their mythos, resulting in dashing, debonair characters and a lively story. Fast-paced and action-packed, "Kill Shakesprease" has truly hits its stride with "The Mast of Night." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Dec 28, 2014

    Overall, it was a quick read, even if it's one that doesn't make much concessions to new readers of the series. I gathered what was going on thanks to my knowledge of Shakespeare's work, even if Del Col and McCreery's words lack some of the spark of the Great Bard himself. In the same line as the writers, Belanger's art does a lot to give a theatrical feel to the proceedings. But overall I was left feeling the impression of being slightly non-plussed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jun 17, 2014

    With a tie-in board game from IDW Games coming soon, looking to expand on this universe even further, and the grand scale of the Shakespeare lore, Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night has decades of material to pull from and recreate. Solid art that fits the time period, and writing that stays true to original Shakespeare works, the creative team is in their element with this series, but a more captivating story as well as more complex leading characters will transform this book from something good to something great. Read Full Review

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