Rome, 44BC, the great general Julius Caesar arrives home from war as the sole ruler of Rome. The citizens cheer the conquering hero, but not all are pleased to see him return. Many fear that with nobody to oppose him, this military genius will become a cruel dictator. A conspiracy takes shape that ensnares the proud Brutus, one of Caesar's most trusted allies, in an assassination plot that will change the course of history.
What is most important, Shakespeare asks, loyalty to your leaders or to your country? Can good ever come of evil actions, and are those who speak of freedom always trustworthy?
Now imagined as a thrilling graphic adventure, William Shakespeare's classic retelling of actual historical events is revealed as a timeless political thriller - a bloody saga of friendships betrayed, alliances destroyed, and a nation torn apart by civil war.
About the Author
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, John Shakespeare, was a store owner and a farmer, and at one point, also served as the town's mayor. William was the third of eight children. He was married to Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than himself. They had three children: Susanna (1583), and twins Hamnet and Judith (1585). Shakespeare wrote 36 plays, 154 Sonnets and two narrative poems. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried at Trinity Church in Stratford, England.
Dan Whitehead has almost twenty years experience writing for, and about, the entertainment industry. His other published works include the Edgar Allen Poe graphic novel Nevermore, unofficial biographies of George Clooney and Hugh Grant, as well as licensed publications such as The Official Star Wars Episode II Annual and two official Lord of the Rings movie magazines. He has been a videogames consultant for Guinness World Records, was formerly the editor of Movie Insider magazine, and has provided incisive interviews and ribald reviews for DVD & Blu-ray Review, Hotdog, Eurogamer, CHUD.com and The Big Issue In The North. He has been described as "a funny guy" by the writer of Catwoman.
"I highly recommend Campfire's comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature." -- Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)