1821 Comics and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee are producing three series of re-imagined classic literature beginning with “Romeo & Juliet: The War.”
“The War” will have a radical spin of the classic William Shakespeare tale according to Lee:
“The book tells the story of two groups of superhuman soldiers who turn the Empire of Verona into 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, who work in tandem to destroy all threats to Verona. With no one left to fight, they have a new enemy — each other.
When a young Montague boy and Capulet girl fall in love, they secretly plan to marry, hoping their union will bring peace to the warring factions. But forces beyond their control begin to conspire against them, threatening their love, their lives…and the Empire of Verona.”
Written by Max Work and illustrated by Skan Srisuwan, “Romeo & Juliet: The War” will not be in traditional comic book or graphic novel format, but an oversized coffee table-size volume.