Camelot 3000 (DC Comics Series)

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The groundbreaking 12-volume limited series that broke all the records when it was originally published is now available in one volume! In the year 3000, aliens have invaded Earth and taken over England. Now they are starting on the United States.

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Camelot 3000 will probably catch your eye for two reasons: It is illustrated by the great Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke), and it involves King Arthur in the Year 3000, when bloodthirsty reptilian aliens invade Earth seeking world domination. Upon fleeing said scaly alien invaders, young protagonist Tom stumbles into a cave and uncovers King Arthur's tomb, which contains a surprisingly spry King Arthur. Understandably bewildered by all that lies before him, Arthur makes short work of a few little green men and teams up with Tom to cleave a path to salvation.

In his introduction, writer Mike W. Barr admits to overwriting the early third or so of this story--every character's motive is plainly spelled out in thought bubbles and hefty dialogue balloons. Yet, therein lies the fun of Camelot 3000: It’s written with all the excitement of a kid conning his babysitter into staying up past his bedtime. Early on, when a television crew catches wind of Arthur, an eager journalist pushes a microphone in front of the Son of Pendragon, and the response is classic midnight movie madness: "Why would I converse with one who sticks a sausage in my face? Away with you!" And then Arthur ceremoniously pulls the sword from the stone.

The twelve-issue series began in the early 1980s, when comics were first sold exclusively through direct trade comic shops rather than convenience store spinners, and as a result, it could skirt the comics code and flirt with adult themes (watch for a transgendered knight, several risqué love scenes, and Morgan LeFay's surprisingly grotesque secret). Eventually, Barr settles down and characters grow less verbose, and Bolland's clean and rich artwork is given greater breathing room. Nowadays, Bolland usually does his own inking as well as pencils, but for Camelot 3000's deadlines, DC brought aboard talented inkers Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, and Bruce Patterson to finesse. There isn’t much subtlety here, but just as Arthur is resurrected, so too are his knights and loves, including Lancelot and Guinevere. Even in the 31st Century, history repeats itself, and Arthur is aware of his eventual betrayal from the start. He also takes down a spaceship with a swipe from Excalibur.

This new "Deluxe Edition" is slightly oversized and contains character designs, sketches, unused covers, and more (especially impressive is the fine packaging underneath the eye-catching dust jacket). Camelot 3000 is a late-night space opera that makes it all too easy to stay up past bedtime. --Alex Carr

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Mike W. Barr is an American sci-fi and mystery writer whose most enduring work has been on Batman and the Outsiders. Brian Bolland is one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists, known for his razor-sharp linework. HIs highly distinctive style adorns cover art for titles such as The Invisibles, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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