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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Once again, there are relatively few Arthurian-themed comic books being solicited this month for an October 2001 release. The following material is from
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 21, 2001
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      Once again, there are relatively few Arthurian-themed comic books being solicited this month for an October 2001 release.  The following material is from Previews 11.8 (Aug. 2001).
      ACG Comics
      Landmark Comics Starring the Black Knight #1.  B&W.  32 pp.  $3.50.
          Alan already posted on this book last week.  It reprints Toby Press' Black Knight #1 from 1953.  Arthurian content unknown. 
      Prince Valiant Vol. 43:  Blood and Tears by Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy.  48 pp.  $16.95.
          No information available on the content of this issue.
      [Distributor not listed]
      Monty Python & the Holy Grail 12-inch Figures.  Series 1.  Sold to retailers in case lots.  Individual figures $24.99 each.  Scheduled to ship in December 2001.  Not available outside North America or Puerto Rico.
          This item was recently the topic of discussion on Arthurnet.  12-inch action figures of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Robin, Sir Belvedere [sic], and Sir Galahad.  20 points of articulation. 

      Also of interest:
      Joan Vol. 2 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.  B&W.  192 pp.  $14.95.
          Continues from last month's Vol. 1. Emil is "the second coming of legendary martyr Joan of Arc" and here faces "the darkest evil that hides in the castles of France". 
      Mighty Gremlin
      Robin Hood and the Minstrel by Storrie, Gulick, and Bird.  BSF.  48 pp.  $5.95.
          First book in a series of one-shots focusing on Robin Hood and his Merry Men.  This issue looks at Alan-a-dale. 
      Publishers Group West
      Marvel: The Characters and their Universe by Michael Mallory.  HC.  11x14.  288 pp.  FC.  $75.00 (OUCH!!).  0-88363-109-1
          Sounds like a history of the Marvel Universe but told through interviews. 
      Collectors Press
      Fantasy of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History by Randy Broecker.  HC.  10x13.  256 pp.  FC.  $60.00 (OUCH!!).  1-888054-52-2
          Title says it all. 
      Right Stuff
      I, Who: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Novels by Lars Pearson.  TPB.  368 pp.  $19.95.  0-967-374060-X
          Covers the 150 "original" Doctor Who books (does this include adaptations of episodes?).  Illustrated with comic book art.  With an introduction by Sylvester McCoy (the seventh Doctor and possibly Merlin). 
      Watson Guptill Publications
      Batman Collected by Chip Kidd.  TPB.  9x12.  292 pp.  FC.  $29.95.  0-8230-0465-1
          Update of the 1996 hardcover edition.  A fun book with pictures of various paraphernalia associated with Batman in comicbooks, TV, and film. 
      Underwood Books
      Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner.  HC.  9x12.  160 pp.  Partial color.  $35.00. 
          Arthurian content unknown, but someone on the list might check it out.  Frazetta drew a number of Shining Knight stories. 
      Osprey Books
      The Norman Invasion.  $17.95.
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