Royal Descent – A Comic Book For The Daily Mail To Get Angry About. Their Readers, Not So Much.

1393830_557357857669303_320972114_nYesterday, The Daily Mail ran an article about Royal Descent, a new comic book published next week about member of the British Royal Family forced to kill each other to survive. With a cover logo reminiscent of Battle Royale ad comparisons drawn to The Hunger Games. They write;

The first part of the trilogy which will be released next month, has been slammed by comic fans with critics describing its content as 'sick'.

One writer who wished to remain anonymous said: 'There is no way the British people would allow this to happen. Why waste your time on a book that no one wants to read? Horrible idea.'

Another said: 'I hope they lock you up and throw away the key, the worst kind of sensationalist crap!'

1375750_564818376923251_332398423_nBut if the Daily Mail was hoping to get a rise from its readers, they appear to have failed. Comments read;

jiggity joo, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago

Looks brilliant. Far too few people are lampooning these ridiculous relics for the embarassment that they are to our country. Now all we need is for the ideas in the book to be put into practice!

Hoggy_Bear, Athenry, 18 hours ago

So two anonymous quotes equates to being 'slammed by enthusiasts' does it?

Scots Lass, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago

And you are giving this comic – which probably sells about 12 copies – publicity because

Terry Dactyl, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

I want a copy!

george72, poole, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

Seriously that's how the royals got there in the first place.

Julian, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

I care about the so called royal family as much as they care about me.

bob, Wales, 19 hours ago

"a 'sick' version of the Hunger Game" – You mean to tell me that story where people have to kill each other for the entertainment of others is only classed as sick when members of our royal family are substituted in the place of children?

Don, Bangkok, Thailand, 19 hours ago

So watching 'other people' kill each other is entertainment so long as royals are not involved? Weird, royals love hunting and shooting things.

Don-j, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

No one cares. Seriously. If you don't like it DM then don't read it. All you're doing here is giving the author the publicity which he is so clearly relying upon for sales

The book launches at Glasgow's Centre For Contemporary Art next Wednesday.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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