Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Arthurian Tradition

My previous remarks about the Arthurian legend were the tip of the iceberg. Google:

Geoffrey of Monmouth;
Thomas Malory;
Lord Tennyson;
TH White;
Marion Zimmer Bradley;
Sean Connery.

Specifically in comics:

Marvel UK published The Knights Of Pendragon;
Professor X, a fan of TH White's The Once And Future King, compares himself to Merlin;
DC Golden Age superheroes include a time traveling Knight of the Round Table;
the time traveling Swamp Thing visits the Fall of Camelot;
the demon Etrigan is Merlin's half-brother;
the first DC maxi-series was Camelot 3000.

(White's title translates part of Malory's epitaph, Hic iacet Arthurus, rex quondam, rexque futurus, and Camelot 3000 shows Arthur in the future.)


  1. also t s eliot's 'the wasteland' & aquaman! :)

  2. Kara,
    Thank you. Of course. It is impossible to list them all! (There was an Elseworld with Kal-El in Camelot.)

  3. Aquaman is a second King Arthur.