Comic book icon Stan Lee has teamed up with 1812 Comics and Pow! Entertainment to bring you Romeo and Juliet: The War. This futuristic interpretation of the classic love story was penned by Max Work, with art duties handled by Skan Srisuwan, and hit stores yesterday. While the story is now set in the future, many aspects of the plot are the same. The story still takes place in Verona, though it is now Earth’s largest empire. The Montagues and Capulets are still feuding, but are now Cyborgs and genetically enhanced humans respectively. This exciting new retelling of the classic Shakespearean tale seems like a must read for literature buffs and science fiction fans alike. Make sure you pick up Romeo and Juliet: The War on your next trip to your local comic shop or you can order it online here. More information can be found in the press release below.
COMIC ICON STAN LEE, 1821 COMICS AND POW! ENTERTAINMENT’S NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK
‘ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR’ HITS STORES NATIONWIDE TODAY
January 25, 2012—Comic legend Stan Lee’s highly anticipated large coffee graphic novel book ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR hits all major bookstores nationwide and Amazon.com starting today. The novel, a ground-breaking giant book was originally unveiled late last year at the New York Comic Con convention is the brainchild of Lee, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas, founders of 1821 Comics www.1821comics.com and Lee’s producing partner Gill champion, President and COO of POW! Entertainment.
ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR is a futuristic and stylized retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet tale. The project has garnered a tremendous amount of acclaim from comic book fans and Stan Lee enthusiasts. To build even more momentum following the NY Comic Con unveiling, the creators released a tentpole-style trailer for ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR which can be seen at the 1821 Comics YouTube Channel:
ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers and places them in the futuristic sci-fi/fantasy Empire of Verona, the most powerful territory on Earth. The MONTAGUES, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the CAPULETS, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, worked in tandem to destroy all threats to the city. With no one left to fight, the Montagues and Capulets found themselves a new enemy: each other.
ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR is printed as a beautiful large coffee table book with the story re-imagined by Stan Lee and Terry Dougas, written by Max Work and artwork by Skan Srisuwan.
The book is available as a hard cover collector’s edition and soft cover. To promote the release, Lee will be participating in a special autograph signing session in Los Angeles which will be announced next week.
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About 1821 Comics
1821 Comics is a comic book/graphic novel company based out of Los Angeles, California founded by entrepreneurs Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas. The company is devoted to bringing exciting eye popping new titles to the world of comics. Along with its own titles 1821 is teaming up with some of the top publishers on new cutting edge books. 1821 Comics will remain a diverse publisher with projects for men, women, and children spawning all age groups. The company is highly devoted to story, content, and artwork that will move readers from beginning to end.