Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet (Issue #1)

Title: Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet
Author: Conor McCreery
Genre: Comic
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: April 5, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This new series is the prologue to the Kill Shakespeare comic series.

Juliet Capulet is still alive. She survived her cut from Romeo’s dagger. Now she is living with her mother and her mother’s new husband Shylock. Her mother wants Juliet to go live with her new husband and the new Lord Montague, Benvolio. Juliet feels that she is being passed from one supervisor to another. No one wants to leave her alone because she wants to kill herself to join her beloved Romeo. Juliet ends up escaping and running through Verona, only to be met by a mysterious joker character that talks her into staying alive.

The premise of the Kill Shakespeare comics is that Shakespeare’s characters band together to kill their creator, Shakespeare. I loved this series! When I saw this comic, I knew I had to start this series too!

This was a very good introduction. I liked that it blends characters from different Shakespeare plays, like Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure. It also had a cliffhanger at the end. I’m excited to read the next issue.