After years of infighting and turf wars, organized crime in the neighborhood is finally united under one leader. Julius is the gangster king of the East End and his public persona is as beloved as it would be were he true royalty. But in private, his generals conspire and contemplate ways to remove Julius for their own selfish gain. This reworking of Shakespeare's classic tale of betrayal, corruption, manipulation, narcissism, and the violence spawned by each, gives the play a new power and relevance for a modern audience. Expertly updated by award-winning author Antony Johnston and skillfully rendered by crime comics virtuoso Brett Weldele, Julius is a precise stab into the dark heart of comics.