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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Once again there are s few Arthurian-themed comics being solicited this month. Please let me know of any I might have missed. All information is from
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2002
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      Once again there are s few Arthurian-themed comics being solicited this month.  Please let me know of any I might have missed.  All information is from Previews 12.2 (Feb. 2002).

      Dark Horse Comics:
      Zachary Holmes Case 2: The Sorcerer Hc by Carlos Trillo and Juan Bobillo.  $14.95.  FC.  4 pp., 14-3/4" x 21-1/2" (folded to 14-3/4" x 10-3/4".
       
          Features Merlin as "the tree-bound spirit of the legendary necromancer."  Merlin hires Zachary Holmes to protect Queen Victoria from a sorcerer named Lord Moriarty (obviously not Arthur Conan Doyle's Moriarty). 
       
       
      Chaos Comics:
       
      Lady Death: The Gauntlet #2 (of 4) by John Ostrander, Carlos Mota, Jorge Correa Jr, and Hi-Fi.  FC.  32 pp.  $2.99. 
       
          Lady Death vs. "Death's previous avatar, Morgana."  No further information. 
       
       
      Fantagraphics:
       
      Prince Valiant Volume 44: Karak the Giant by Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy.  SC.  48 pp.  FC.  $14.95.
       
          No information available.
       
      Prince Valiant Sets.  Each set $75.00.
       
          1.  Vols. 2, 10-11, 13-15
          2.  Vols. 16-21
          3.  Vols. 22-27
          4.  Vols. 28, 30-33, 37
       
       
      Movie/TV Tie-ins:
       
      Monty Python: That Rabbit's Dynamite T-Shirt.  L-XL $18.95; XXL $19.95.
       
          Black 100% cotton t-shirt featuring the rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Above the rabbit reads "We'll not risk another frontal attack!" in Gothic lettering.  Below: "That Rabbit's Dynamite!" also in Gothic lettering. 
       
       
      Green Knight Publishing:
       
      Pendragon Paperback (Reprint) by W. Bernard Faraday.  $19.95.
       
          Faraday's Pendragon originally appeared in 1930.  Sounds like it deals with the historic Arthur.
       

      Also of interest:
       
      Moonstone:
       
      Robin Hood and the Minstrel by Storrie, Gulick, and Bird.  FC.  48 pp.  $5.95.
       
          First book in a projected series of one-shots.  Here we get the story of Alan-a-Dale and how Robin Hood helped reunite him with his beloved Ellen.   
       
       
      Osprey Publishing:
       
      English Medieval Knight: 1200-1300.  $19.95.
       
          I don't know how useful this will be, since most of the Arthurian works of this period are in French, but it might be helpful for our aspiring novelists on the list. 
       

      Michael A. Torregrossa, M. A.
      34 Second Street
      Smithfield, RI 02917-3627
       
      Web sites, Coming Soon, Very Soon (I hope): 
       
      King Arthur Forever: An Online Guide to Studying and Teaching the Arthurian Legend and Related Material.
       

      'Young Indiana Jones:  Travels With Father' (1996)
       
      Nikos Kazantzakis: "Well, your father is living in the Dark Ages!"
       
      Young Indy:   "Almost--My father is a medievalist."
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