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Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthurby Tony Lee
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The Arthurian legend springs to life in another powerhouse graphic novel from the creators of OUTLAW: THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD.
Arthur Pendragon was raised in obscurity, but fate will not leave him to the shadows. In a moment of desperate need, he draws a legendary sword from its stonebed and commences the life he was born to lead. A series of adventures sparked by the elusive wizard Merlin launches Arthur through love and betrayal, domination and defeat, and toward the prophesied end awaiting him. Merging a faithful retelling with dynamic illustrations, EXCALIBUR invites long-time fans to relive the legend and those new to the story to experience it up close in a vivid graphic adventure.
"Veteran comic writer Lee takes on the task of crafting a fresh take on the Arthurian legends by letting the character tell his story. Arthur Pendragon begins his tale as the son of a betrayed king, forced to grow up in obscurity until pulling a magic sword from a stone and reclaiming his title. Yet this is only where his challenges begin, as the king must deal with the wrath of his vengeful sorceress sister, Morgana; the machinations of the barbarian Ulric; and the betrayal of his closest friend. Lee's work is faithful to the original legend without being inaccessible or boring. The effectiveness of the work stems from its character-driven plot, which propels the story without the sort of plot contrivances myths often employ. Hart's artwork also focuses more on character than spectacle. Ages 10 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Tony Lee, a prolific comic book writer, has worked on the titles X-MEN, DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE, STARSHIP TROOPERS, and OUTLAW: THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD. He has also written for radio, television, and national newspapers. He lives in England.
Sam Hart is a comic book illustrator who has worked on STARSHIP TROOPERS, BROTHERS: THE FALL OF LUCIFER and OUTLAW: THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD. He lives in Brazil.
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