New Books for October
- 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 ComicsLandmark 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.FantagraphicsPrince 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:Comicsone.comJoan 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 GremlinRobin 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 WestMarvel: The Characters and their Universe by Michael Mallory. HC. 11x14. 288 pp. FC. $75.00 (OUCH!!). 0-88363-109-1Sounds like a history of the Marvel Universe but told through interviews.Collectors PressFantasy of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History by Randy Broecker. HC. 10x13. 256 pp. FC. $60.00 (OUCH!!). 1-888054-52-2Title says it all.Right StuffI, Who: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Novels by Lars Pearson. TPB. 368 pp. $19.95. 0-967-374060-XCovers 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 PublicationsBatman Collected by Chip Kidd. TPB. 9x12. 292 pp. FC. $29.95. 0-8230-0465-1Update of the 1996 hardcover edition. A fun book with pictures of various paraphernalia associated with Batman in comicbooks, TV, and film.Underwood BooksTestament: 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 BooksThe Norman Invasion. $17.95.