Synopses & Reviews
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.