Saturday, October 27, 2012

Merlin's Scream

"Merlin's Scream" from Camelot 3000 #12 (DC, 1984) by Mike W. Barr, Brian Bolland and Terry Austin
In their last Who's Who podcast, Firestorm Fan's Shag and Aquaman Shrine's Rob! talked about this famous 12-issue maxi-series, Rob! having read it and admired it, and Shag, like me, never having done so, but really interested in it while also avoiding any spoilers. On the one hand, it's Brian Bolland art and it looks amazing. On the other, it's written by Mike Barr who gave us the Outsiders! I realize that it's entirely possible for a writer to phone in some work-for-hire monthly business, while knocking it out of the park on an exciting project like this. But still, Mike Barr...

I do wonder if the Sir Tristan character, a male knight reincarnated as a woman, had any role to play in Grant Morrison's re-imagining of the Shining Knight as a gender-ambiguous character in his 7 Soldiers of Victory, an interpretation still appearing today in Demon Knights.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You know, I have this, but its been so long since I read it, that I can't even remember half of what goes on anymore! picture.