According to Deadline Hollywood, the first book in the trilogy is titled Romeo and Juliet: The War and is written by Lee and Terry Douglas with art from Skan Srisuwan.
The story's synopsis reads: "Two groups of superhuman soldiers turn the Empire of Verona into the most powerful territory on earth. The Montagues (powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA) team with the Capulets (genetically enhanced humans with super speed and agility) to destroy all threats to Verona.
"When they succeed, they turn on one another in a race for total dominance. In this volatile backdrop, a young Montague boy and Capulet girl fall in love and plan to marry in secret."
It was previously reported that Lee is helping 1821 develop its comics line with the recently-formed 1821 Comics imprint. The studio has produced a documentary about the former Marvel president in the past, in addition to Hollywood movies The Invention Of Lying, The Box and Swing Vote.
Romeo and Juliet: The War will arrive next spring.