IDW Announces New Kill Shakespeare Comic Series Coming in June

In May, Kill Shakespeare will make the leap from comic series to board game to the delight of fans of both mediums. This June, fans will have even more to rejoice about as the award-winning comic series returns with Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night.

The Mask of Night is described as a pirate adventure according to the series co-creator, Anthony Del Col. The latest volume incorporates characters we’ve seen previously from other arcs, but also one of Shakespeare’s most famous heroines, Viola. Viola comes with a bit of a tweak as the creators have refashioned her into one of the coolest female pirates ever.

In The Mask of Night, we will see Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, and Shakespeare become pawns in a deadly game of survival between legendary masked pirate Captain Cesario, his first mate Viola, and the new terror on the water, Titus Andronicus’ forbidding war ship, the Lavinia.

The series also ties into the Kill Shakespeare board game which is currently running on Kickstarter. The announced cast of characters is tied directly into the playable character list for the tabletop adventure game. IDW Games has also announced that everyone who backs the Kill Shakespeare Kickstarter at the game level or higher will receive all four issues of The Mask Of Night free from comiXology as they are released.

The series’ return will be chock-full of pirate battles, vengeance, and lost love (pretty much everything you could ever want!) so don’t miss out on the high seas tales featuring your favorite Shakespearean characters!