Canadians out to “Kill Shakespeare”

Publisher’s Weekly has a story on the upcoming IDW series Kill Shakespeare.

Created by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery with art by Andy Belanger, a veteran of DC Comics, Devil’s Due and other comics publishers, Kill Shakespeare started out as a brainstorm idea for a videogame and then a film before the two creators realized that a comic would be the perfect way to launch the project. “Our goal is to redefine Shakespeare. Everyone knows his plays,” said Del Col, “his work is kind of pre-existing knowledge; people know the characters and plots even if they haven’t actually seen or read the plays.”