"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 18, 2011
Le Morte D'Arthur: “The Coming of the King, Volume One”
Author of Original: Sir Thomas Malory
Adaptor: John Matthews
Illustrator: Will Sweeney
Available: Mar 2011
Extent: 144 pp
Colour: Full colour [actually blue color with black ink on cream-colored paper (as shown)]
The epic legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is re-imagined here as a visually stunning graphic novel adapted by John Matthews and illustrated by Will Sweeney. This faithful reworking of Sir Thomas Malory's chivalric masterpiece introduces the young Arthur and charts his rise to power as King of Britain and the formation of his Knights of the Round Table. Aided by Merlin, Arthur must unite the kingdoms of Britain under his banner and take on adventures that will take him closer to his destiny and a danger caused by those he loves and trusts most.
Posted by Blog Editor, The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture at 1:29 AM
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