Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 2: the Blast of War (IDW, $19.99) is the second in the comic fantasy series produced by Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Andy Belanger. The story is set in a world where Shakespeare’s characters dwell and Shakespeare himself is an absent god struggling with a heavy conscience as he prepares for conflict. But even victory comes at a cost as friends and foes die in a great final battle. Kill Shakespeare was nominated for a Harvey Award for best new comic series, and a Shuster Award for outstanding comic writing. McCreery is a former print and television journalist who has written over 1,000 stories for Business News Network. He is co-founder of Kill Shakespeare Entertainment.