As much Shakespeare as I read in high school and college, I confess I kind of though Kill Shakespeare's plot putting a "wizard-god" version of The Bard and his magical quill into conflict with his creations in a shared universe was a neat but wild spin on the poet's usual beat. Then I thought about it for about ten seconds and went, "Oh yeah, he wrote a lot of ghosts. Oh yeah, he wrote a lot of witches. Oh yeah... he wrote The friggin' Tempest." In next Wednesday's Kill Shakespeare: The Tide Of Blood #5 by Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger, all kinds of supernatural elements converge in a climactic battle between, well, everyone - but especially  between The Tempest's signature Sorcerer Prospero and Shakespeare himself. It's the kind of thing I imagine dudes like Harry P. and Voldemort would read to get pumped before a righteous duel.

From IDW's official solicitation info:

Chaos is come again! This new instalment of the Harvey-nominated series ends with a broken Shakespeare at the mercy of the mad-wizard Prospero and Juliet fleeing her star-crossed lover Romeo, who has decided if the two are not meant to be then death is the only option.

You can read seven pages from Kill Shakespeare: The Tide Of Blood #5 below.