Continuity question: pre-Crisis Camelot
- Dear all,
I've recently reread CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and I was wondering if any
one has yet looked at the differences (or similarities) between the various
Camelots of the pre-Crisis DC Universe. Specifically, if Shining Knight
comes from Earth 2 (Golden Age), and Etrigan from Earth 1 (Silver Age), are
the Arthurian cast consistently represented to differentiate them from their
counterparts on each Earth? Also, does any one know which Earth the
unpublished King Arthur series from the 1970s would have occurred on?
Thanks in advance,
I really don't recall any attempt to distinguish the
Earth-1 and Earth-2 versions of Camelot as such. The
Shining Knight was probably the only DC character
whose stories would defintely have been identified as
occurring on Earth-2 following the establishment of
the multiple-Earths concept in the early '60's; and he
made very few appearances in the years between his
re-introduction in the early '70's, and the rebooting
of the DC Universe in CRISIS.
Of course, there are Arthurian stories in various DC
comics of the '30's through the '50's that could be
retroactively be assigned to Earth-2 continuity, but
as with most early Arthurian comics stories, the
Arthurian characters and settings are pretty much used
as "stock" elements in these stories, without much if
any concern about consistency from one appearance to
As for DC's unpublished King Arthur project from the
1970's, I've always assumed this would have been a
stand-alone series (a la CAMELOT 3000), without
reference to the DC Universe proper.
--- Michael Torregrossa <mtorregrossa@...> wrote:
> Dear all,__________________________________
> I've recently reread CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and
> I was wondering if any
> one has yet looked at the differences (or
> similarities) between the various
> Camelots of the pre-Crisis DC Universe.
> Specifically, if Shining Knight
> comes from Earth 2 (Golden Age), and Etrigan from
> Earth 1 (Silver Age), are
> the Arthurian cast consistently represented to
> differentiate them from their
> counterparts on each Earth? Also, does any one know
> which Earth the
> unpublished King Arthur series from the 1970s would
> have occurred on?
> Thanks in advance,
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