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.
"Rejoice, my son, for thou hast chosen the Amulet of Right o'er the Sword of Might! Therefore, let there be beauty and strength--power and compassion--honour and humility, mirth and reverence--within you... Be one with thy brothers of the Round Table--with Arthur and Lancelot, Gawain and Galahad, with them all... Be thou what they were--a hero! Strive forever to maintain the rule of right--of law and justice--against those who live and rule by might."
Chris Claremont, "From the Holocaust--A Hero!" Captain Britain No. 2 (20 Oct. 1976)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Morgana le Fay vs the Dark Avengers
Marvel has recently re-released the Dark Avengers as an oversized collected edition (2011). An enraged, time-traveling Morgana le Fay features in their first outing (Dark Avengers Nos. 1-4) in which Norman Osborne and his Avengers battle the Arthurian sorceress to save the life of Victor Von Doom, Morgana's sometimes ally. The initial arc is also included in Dark Avengers: Assemble (2009).
Blog Editor, The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture