The Arthur of the Comics Project, sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain, is an ongoing effort to compile a comprehensive listing of the representations of the Matter of Britain in the comics medium. The corpus is international in scope and extends as far back as (at least) the 1920s. We welcome your help in achieving our goal, and we also appreciate news on other medieval-themed comics.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Fate/Stay Night No. 11
Despite the closure earlier this year of publisher Tokyopop, it seems that number 11 (May 2011) of the Fate/Stay Night manga was released and is available from a limited number of retailers. This issue is of particular interest in that it features a series of flashbacks to Saber's past as King Arthur, with appearances by both Merlin and Bedievere. There is also a section entitled "Pendragon" that features a dragon, which is (presumably) related to the Arthurian legend as well. In addition, as the current Holy Grail War continues, readers learn further details about the last war and its outcome.
Blog Editor, The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture