"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, February 23, 2012

DC's Galahad Update

DC has recently released the second volume of J. T. Krul's initial run on Green Arrow. As posted previously, the story features a character named Galahad and also Arthurian mainstays Jason Blood and Etrigan. Galahad does not (in the end) turn out to be the Arthurian figure, but his arc recalls that of both Parry in The Fisher King and David McIntyre in Babylon 5's "A Late Delivery from Avalon", in that he has retreated into an Arthurian identity following a traumatic experience and very much lives up to that ideal in his ongoing quest to protect the essense of the White Lantern in this tie-in to The Brightest Day crossover event.

Here are the details on the two collected editions:

GREEN ARROW: INTO THE WOODS
DC Universe 192pg. Color Hardcover $22.99 US
Written by J.T. KRUL; Art by DIOGENES NEVES and VICENTE CIFUENTES; Cover by MAURO CASCIOLI

A new era begins in this title spinning out of BRIGHTEST DAY, from the first six issues of the hot new series. After Star City was devastated by an attack by the villain Prometheus in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, the White Lantern Ring gave birth to a massive, mysterious forest located at the center of the destruction. Now, Green Arrow lives in the woods and strikes against crime and corruption as a modern day Robin Hood.

GREEN ARROW: SALVATION
DC Universe 192pg. Color Hardcover $22.99 US
Written by J.T. KRUL and JASON PATRICK; Art by DIOGENES NEVES and AGUSTIN PADILLA; Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI

After the events of BRIGHTEST DAY, Oliver Queen has stood as the guardian of a mysterious forest that has sprouted in the middle of Star City! In this new volume collecting issues #8-15, Green Arrow defends the forest as a modern day Robin Hood from all that would do it harm. But how will Oliver's actions pave the way for Earth's new protector?