British Royals In “Hunger Games” Comics Mash-up Generates Controversy

Posted by at 3:52 pm on October 29, 2013

A Scottish publishing house has produced what has been described as the UK’s ‘most controversial comic’ in which characters based on the Royal Family fight to the death in front of an audience.

Royal Descent, by Glasgow-based Black Hearted Press, graphically depicts how the characters must kill each other in order to win the game.  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’, reports the Daily Mail.

With striking similarities to fiction series the Hunger Games, and Japanese film, Battle Royale, Royal Descent sees its characters banished to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides.  There, Princes Willard and Hadley fight to the death alongside characters such as Catherine, Duchess of Oxford and Prince Cedric.

Though the team behind the work admitted changing characters’ names to avoid being in ‘poor taste’,  it is plain to see where they drew inspiration. Characters such as Queen Eleanora II and Princess Agatha Princess, for example, seem to bear a striking resemblance to real-life royals, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne.

 

Royal Descent

 

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