Kill Shakespeare: Tide of Blood #1

Kill Shakespeare: Tide of Blood #1

Writer: Conor McCreery Artist: Andy Belanger Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
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The critically acclaimed series returns with a new adventure of Shakespearean proportions! With Richard III and Lady Macbeth defeated, Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Romeo face an even greater danger-Prospero, a rogue wizard who plans to destroy all of creation. Hamlet must embark on a perilous journey to a remote island whose inhabitants have gone mad and want the Dane's blood... if they aren't beaten to the chase by one of Hamlet's allies

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Feb 20, 2013

    Kill Shakespeare acts as more than clever wordplay on The Bard's name, it's a fiction's kind of fiction, a play within a play and Tide of Blood brings forth a brave new world into this sharp series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 21, 2013

    The Bard's greatest heroes and villains are pitted against each other once again in "Kill Shakespeare: Tide of Blood" #1 . Though Prospero's island is just teased, this is a major reason to be excited about the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 2, 2013

    The first issue sets up a mystery and an adventure and much like the first it's a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Feb 22, 2013

    For the uninitiated, the “Kill Shakespeare” series takes a bunch of well-known characters and throws them into a blender of fantasy and drama in an original period setting that is fun to look at. That said, if you are uninitiated, this may not be the best place to start. We catch up pretty much right where our main characters left off before and the conflicts would not be entirely clear, if you didn't read what came before this. In a series like this, that's preferable. This is a meaty issue and it gets right to the point without wading around in too much exposition or bothering to get everyone caught up. Considering that, you should run out and grab up the earlier “Kill Shakespeare” comics so you can get caught up. It's really worth it. Especially for Shakespeare nuts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Feb 20, 2013

    The art and story are both good enough that people who have never heard of William Shakespeare could read it without feeling ripped off, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it to them over a number of alternative fantasy comics. For those of you who are already well read in Shakespeare’s work I can enthusiastically recommend Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #1; it’s an interesting and enjoyable opening chapter in a potentially exciting reinterpretation of the bard’s canon. As for myself, I’m going to check out the first of the Kill Shakespeare stories because I’m very keen to see how McCreery and Del Sol’s world reached this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 21, 2013

    Don't worry, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #1 still entertains, it just lacks the spark that made the original so wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 20, 2013

    "Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood" #1 is thematically linked to other comic books inspired by great literature like "Fables" and "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," but like those titles, this one extends beyond simple comparison. This is an exciting, imaginative expansion of what happens to Shakespeare's characters once the English Literature lecture ends and the doodles in the margins of countless students' notebooks come together to continue the adventure. This is an old world freshened up and made more inviting, at once familiar and comfortable while also ancient and intimidating. Thankfully, the characters that populate these pages are compelling. Read Full Review

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