Epics in literature comic series tell classic stories and plays in comic and graphic novel formats. Macbeth, or ”the Scottish play” as it is also called, is set in Scotland in medival times when strong men and clans fought for power. In those unenligtened times people were more prone to superstition than today, so that omens by witches and other future predictors often were believed to be true and relied upon. Macbeth starts out as a brave and dutyful general, loyal to the King. Following a meeting with three witches who foresee him becoming King, Macbeth and his ambitous and scheeming wife, Lady Macbeth, cannot resist the temptation to grab for the power they believe is destined for him. The couple stops at nothing in their ambitious and arrogant manuevering to get and keep the Crown. Starting with murdering the King, Duncan, they commit more and more murders to protect themselves from enmity and suspicion. Macbeth is not unaffected of his misdeeds, though, and becomes ridden of guilt, remorse and paranoia. Finally, the bloodbath and the following civil war take the arrogant and ambitious couple into the realms of madness and death.