new comics and other "stuff" (April 2003)
- Dear list members,
I'm posting this to both lists, since there are few comics solicited this
month and more "stuff" that might be of interest to the larger group.
As usual, advance notices are from 'Previews' 13.2 (Feb. 2003):
Whiz Kids #1 by Gary Carlson and Ed DeGeorge (wr). B&W one-shot. 48 pp.
Features a character named Galahad. Ties in the Big Bang universe
(which I forget what that means).
No Arthurian projects, but Marvel continues to alienate older readers in its
shameless attempts to lure young readers away from video games and the
Internet. This month--Marvel Tsunami is launched. (I can't wait for the
X-universe to be re-vamped again this summer, so fans of the movie [X2] will
be able to understand what's going on, because I have no I idea now.)
Scion TPB. Vol. 1: Conflict of Conscience. By Ron Marz (wr.). 192 pp.
A re-sized re-release of the first 6 or 7 issues of 'Scion,' a
science-fiction series set on a planet called Avalon and supposedly inspired
by 'Prince Valiant'.
Prince Valiant Vol. 47: Queen of the Amazons. By Hal Foster and John Cullen
Murphey. Tabloid-sized. 48 pp. $16.95.
Rpts. from 1977-78. Aleta visits the Amazons.
Judge Dredd Megazine #205. 100pp. $10.99 (!).
Features the next installment of 'Slaine: Time Killer' in which the
warp-spasming Celtic warrior does something else I forget.
Tony Digerlamo's Travelers #21. B&W. 32 pp. $2.99.
First issue with new publisher. A priest discovers a "holy relic."
Might be the Grail.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail stuff:
King of the Swamp Castle 12-inch action figure, $40.00
Prince Herbert 12-inch action figure, $40.00
Baby Killer Rabbit plush, $9.95
Witchblade Animated Series Action Figures, Series I (did anyone know about
Osprey Publishing: [I can read some the authors this month]
Roman Military Clothing (2): AD 200-400 [Men at Arms series], $14.95
Michael Hicks, Wars of the Roses [Essential Histories], $14.95--contemporary
Christopher Gravert, Towton 1471 [Campaigns], $18.95--recent studies have
looked at this battle with comparison to Malory's treatment of combat in
Babylon 5 Season 2 DVD Set, $99.98 (!)
Challenge of the Superfriends: Attack of the Legion of Doom, $19.98 (VHS
$14.95)--includes "Time Trap," which I think is Arthurian (but I'll double
Also due out in April:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets VHS ($19.95 online) & DVD ($14.95
online)--featuring Gilderoy Lockhart and Albus Dumbledore, both members of
the "Order of Merlin"
Goodrich, Peter H., and Raymond H. Thompson. 'Merlin: A Casebook'.