Camelot 3000

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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 ...
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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.

Here is the groundbreaking 12-volume limited series that broke all the records when it was originally published. Now for the first time in one volume!

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Library Journal
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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
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401240363
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 671,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    groundbreaking

    It broke new ground. It was one of the first books published on high quality paper and distributed only to the direct market. The first maxiseries in comics history, this book was planned with a beginning, middle and end, much like a prose novel. It also had the freedom to do whatever it wanted with its characters since, despite being published by DC, it was outside of their continuity. It was published without the Comics Code Authority seal and was advertised as a book for mature readers. Thus this book was able to explore subject matter mainstream comics had shied away from. Two of the central characters in the book are involved in an extramarital affair, for example, and one character is a man trapped in a woman's body. It had fantastic art. Penciller Brian Bolland today is well known for his beautiful cover art, but in 1982 when this series began, he was largely unknown outside of England. By the time the book finished in 1985 (unfortunately the wait between some chapters was incredibly long, another trend in comics' future that this book foretold), he was widely known throughout mainstream comics for his incredibly detailed and expressive linework. It was incredibly well-researched. Writer Mike W. Barr utilized a creative consultant for this book, a member of academia who was well-versed in the Arthurian lore Barr was reworking for his own purposes. Barr similarly drew from his own research into the legends of King Arthur and used as inspiration for this story great works of literature, including the masterful poetry of Sir Thomas Mallory. It mixed genres seamlessly. In this book, these Arthurian legends were reimagined in a completely new setting: a far-flung future Earth in the midst of an alien invasion. The sword-and-sorcery trappings of the Arthurian legend are juxtaposed with science fiction clichés and a hint of political intrigue to make a book that is better than the sum of its parts. Reincarnation meets genetic engineering at one point, leading one of Arthur's knights of the round table to come back as an eight-foot-tall monster. Meanwhile, villainess Morgan Le Fay not only employs aliens from a tenth planet as her henchman, but also the UN's top security advisor as her right-hand man. This series was Camelot 3000. Innovative, imaginative, and beautifully crafted, it should be on your bookshelf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2000

    Wow!!

    I can't believe it!! I have been looking for this particular 'graphic novel' for about a year. I read it as a kid and I have recently gotten into Arthurian legend again. On a whim, I looked up what I thought MIGHT be the title (I couldn't really remember WHAT on earth it was) and it popped right up! Yay Barnes and Noble!! You rule!!!!!!!! Also, it's a terribly interesting and creative comic series.

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