Camelot 3000

Camelot 3000

by DC Comics, Brian Bolland, DC Comics Staff
     
 
In the year 3000, an armada of destructive aliens has unleashed an all-out assault on Earth and is poised to conquer the planet. But when a young boy stumbles upon the crypt of King Arthur, the legendary monarch and the Knights of the Round Table are magically reincarnated.
Together once again, King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Merlin, and the rest of the classic knights

Overview

In the year 3000, an armada of destructive aliens has unleashed an all-out assault on Earth and is poised to conquer the planet. But when a young boy stumbles upon the crypt of King Arthur, the legendary monarch and the Knights of the Round Table are magically reincarnated.
Together once again, King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Merlin, and the rest of the classic knights take on the invading extraterrestrials and their wicked leader, Morgan Le Fay, the half-sister of Arthur. A mythical tale of honor and bravery, CAMELOT 3000 proves that some heroes are timeless.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 
Writer Barr (Batman: Son of the Demon) and illustrator Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke) redefine the Arthurian myth in a modern setting, in this remarkable title that opens in the year 3000 to a world beset by an invading alien peril as well as having suffered a nuclear war that set civilization back many centuries to a time that is close to mirroring our 21st-century level of technology. Amid this alien threat King Arthur is awoken and gathers six of his knights reincarnated into 31st-century bodies, spread across the globe. Though Lancelot is reborn a youthful Frenchman, his son Galahad is reincarnated as an older Japanese man, and Sir Tristan, the most intriguingoken and gathers six of his knights reincarnated into 31st-century bodies, spread across the globe. Though Lancelot is reborn a youthful Frenchman, his son Galahad is reincarnated as an older Japanese man, and Sir Tristan, the most intriguing of all, who was one of the more masculine personalities, is reincarnated in the body of a very feminine woman. The resulting story lays bare modern political intrigue, sexual politics, and human characteristics that transcend time in a truly engrossing epic.

Verdict Barr and Bolland’s new creation springs from a clear love and firm grasp of the original medieval text and reinterprets it beautifully into a new context, while maintaining the flavor of a bygone era. For any fan of comics or Arthurian lore, this essential read will capture the imagination.—Alger C. Newberry III, Genesee Dist. Lib., Flint, MI
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446387972
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 0.62(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Mike W. Barr has written for some of pop culture's most enduring icons, including Sherlock Holmes, Ellery Queen, Doc Savage, the Shadow, Captain America, the Hulk, Batman, Star Trek, Star Wars and The Simpsons. He's also created some icons of his own, including the comic book series CAMELOT 3000, BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, The Maze Agency and Mantra. He has written for the online sites Icebox and Stan Lee Media (and lived to tell the tale), and co-created the web comic Sorcerer of Fortune.
    In 2003 Barr published the Star Trek novel Gemini, and he was a contributor to the Trek e-novel Mere Anarchy, published in 2009. His book on science fiction comics of the Silver Age, The Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion, was published in 2007 and was followed by the encyclopedic The Wolverine Files in 2009. In 2010 his original science fiction novel Majician/51 was released by the Invisible College Press.
    He lives in a house with too many cats and not enough books.

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