Shakespeare Comic Featured on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Eric Gladstone, a writer at Marvel Heroes 2016, has raised $13,808.00 on Kickstarter for a comic called No Holds Bard. The original fundraising goal was set at $10,000.00. The story, written mostly in iambic pentameter, stars William Shakespeare as a crime-fighting superhero. We’ve embedded a video about the project above.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “While writing yet another one of his masterpieces, Shakespeare receives a call from his trusty page, Page, with most disturbing news—The Queen has been stolen! From there, the Dramatic Duo of The Bard and Page set off in a series of rollicking misadventures that lead to the highest echelons of Renaissance power. He’ll cross paths with weirdos of all shapes and sizes. You might even recognize a few of them from someone’s most famous plays (but then, I don’t want to spoil all the fun).”

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