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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Excalibur
  • Tony Lee
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 0763646431

10 thoughts on “Excalibur

  1. says:

    I wasn t enthused by this I m by no means a huge fan of Arthurian legend, so it s not like it bothers me when a new work deviates from the standard It only bothers me when the changes lead to moments that don t ring true For some reason, Lee felt like he had to make the whole Arthur Guinevere Lancelot love triangle evencomplicated See, Arthur was really in love with Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake, all along He just had Merlin erase his memories of loving her because as king, he would I wasn t enthused by this I m by no means a huge fan of Arthurian legend, so it s not like it bothers me when a new work deviates from the standard It only bothers me when the changes lead to moments that don t ring true For some reason, Lee felt like he had to make the whole Arthur Guinevere Lancelot love triangle evencomplicated See, Arthur was really in love with Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake, all along He just had Merlin erase his memories of loving her because as king, he would have to get married And marrying for love was totally something that royalty was worried about back then So when he does remember, he s really not all that upset about Guinevere cheating on him with Lancelot, because fair s fair, right Yeah, no The art didn t wow me either, and on several pages lookedlike a rough draft than a finished product


  2. says:

    Obviously, when I saw this in the library, I couldn t pass it up It s Arthurian, it s a graphic novel, and it s not just a straight retelling of the original stories To me, that s actually a good thing as long as it hangs together, and thisor less did I think the main problem is that there s far too much of the Arthurian legend to reduce into a single volume Either you have to pick something particular to focus on, or you have to take your time This felt a bit rushed On that score, Obviously, when I saw this in the library, I couldn t pass it up It s Arthurian, it s a graphic novel, and it s not just a straight retelling of the original stories To me, that s actually a good thing as long as it hangs together, and thisor less did I think the main problem is that there s far too much of the Arthurian legend to reduce into a single volume Either you have to pick something particular to focus on, or you have to take your time This felt a bit rushed On that score, there s a rushed quality to the art, but mostly I quite liked it I m not really sure what to think of how they put this together, which sources they used or ignored The whole Vivianne thing was a little confusing to me, as Nimue and Vivianne are meant to be the same person.It s hard to believe in deep enduring love when it takes about two pages to set up, if you re lucky, so emotionally this story didn t really work for me I don t know if Arthur will ever transfer well into comic book form though this now makes me tempted to make my comic for my class be based on Arthuriana , but this is a good effort Apparently the same people did a Robin Hood comic as well, and I m willing to bet that worked out better Robin Hood ballads were the comics of their day


  3. says:

    Really This is what you give me for an Arthurian legend You keep Cei from the sword in the stone, but you make him the funny, sunny foster brother Then there s all that stuff about Avalon and you ve got good fairies I m not going to call them Fae or Faeries, I m going to spell like we spell now I just don t buy it.Look, we ve all had a lot of fun with Arthurian legend, but until you re ready to produce a full scale, really well put together cohesive legend, and by well put together, I Really This is what you give me for an Arthurian legend You keep Cei from the sword in the stone, but you make him the funny, sunny foster brother Then there s all that stuff about Avalon and you ve got good fairies I m not going to call them Fae or Faeries, I m going to spell like we spell now I just don t buy it.Look, we ve all had a lot of fun with Arthurian legend, but until you re ready to produce a full scale, really well put together cohesive legend, and by well put together, I include not having drawings in the middle of pages that look like they were the conceptual drawings for what would become the final drawings don t go making up a brand new set of things that have whole back stories that we cannot possibly know about Let s also not forget that this is a LEGEND Arthurian legend is based on a 6th century leader, and while the whole thing has probably been blown WAY out of proportion, it is still based in some ancient stories I m not saying that we can only write Arthurian legends that are 100% historically accurate, but I do think that adding this much stuff is going a little far This might as well have been the story of Fernando and the Axe in the Tree but for a few details that linked it to Arthur


  4. says:

    Warning I don t know the legends of Arthur very well and by very well, I mean that everything I know has been told to me by either one of my best friends, or from the BBC television show Merlin which, don t freak out, I know is VERY inaccurate according to the legends, but is fun to watch nevertheless.In a graphic novel, the most important thing to me is the art A good story can be ruined if the art doesn t match the tone of the book or if the art is just plain bad Fortunately, the art Warning I don t know the legends of Arthur very well and by very well, I mean that everything I know has been told to me by either one of my best friends, or from the BBC television show Merlin which, don t freak out, I know is VERY inaccurate according to the legends, but is fun to watch nevertheless.In a graphic novel, the most important thing to me is the art A good story can be ruined if the art doesn t match the tone of the book or if the art is just plain bad Fortunately, the art matches the feel of the book well and stands on its own as well.I love the way the Vivianne Arthur Gwen Lancelot love plot resolves itself Mostly because, Arthur and Vivianne are an amazing couple and I feel bad that he WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO HAVE MERLIN ERASE HIS MEMORIES Ugh What I was really surprised about how Merlin was portrayed in the beginning of Excalibur I suppose that s because of Merlin BBC and how he is such an adorable fellow but Merlin being so mysterious and seemingly unfeeling toward Arthur and Camalot s plights that was just weird to me However, he is an old wizard I really shouldn t have expected anything else I was very happy the way Arthur and Merlin became such good friends while in Avalon though I was so glad Morgana was redeemed I wanted her to be redeemed in Merlin, before she got annoying by never dying I m glad Merlin helped her in Excalibur


  5. says:

    The Arthurian Legend is an enduring classic of epic proportions It has been tweaked, twisted, twirled and rewritten from varying viewpoints over the ages And when you translate it into a hefty graphic novel and add the supernatural element of the Faery realm to it, you have yet another superb retelling of the ultimate medieval hero king.While it is difficult to encapsulate all the trysts and adventures of King Arthur, what we have here is a coming of age tale The transformation of a scrawny l The Arthurian Legend is an enduring classic of epic proportions It has been tweaked, twisted, twirled and rewritten from varying viewpoints over the ages And when you translate it into a hefty graphic novel and add the supernatural element of the Faery realm to it, you have yet another superb retelling of the ultimate medieval hero king.While it is difficult to encapsulate all the trysts and adventures of King Arthur, what we have here is a coming of age tale The transformation of a scrawny lad who pulled a sword from a rock and claimed his lineage to one of the greatest kings that ever lived is captured in a tight and almost never meandering plotline Throw in the unwavering allegiance of the Knights of the Round Table, the despairing blend of deceit and loyalty by Lancelot and Guinevere, the abiding love of The Lady of the Lake, the magical support of Merlin and the evil rooted in painful origins mechanizations of Morgana and the story has the power to transport the reader to Camelot and a forgotten time.The artwork is simple yet powerful, awash in shades of brown and yellow And for me, the story is clearer thanks to the graphic representation The fanciful twist with the involvement of the Seelie and Unseelie courts just ups the ante and makes this book an assured winner


  6. says:

    While I am a fan of the Arthur legend, I was not impressed by this novel First, I found the graphics to be on the meh side and that is the driving force for me to read a graphic novel in the first place The drawings were simple and the colors almost seemed one toned There wasn t anything unique about them at all.Because of this, I decided to give this one a pass.


  7. says:

    The art and story get a bit muddled here and there However, this serves as a decent introduction to the sometimes complicated world of Arthurian legend A good addition to my middle school class library


  8. says:

    While a good book, I don t like this take on the Arthur series and found it was involved too heavily in boring magic like stuff.


  9. says:

    in a sentence or so Albion is at war and Arthur knows he is destined to unite the land the problem is, there are many who stand in his way purposefully or unintentionally.Uther Pendragon makes a deal with the fae of the Unseelie Court that results in the kidnapping of Arthur for his own safety and the abduction of Morgana not for her own safety Albion is in turmoil as they wait for the once and future king to return and rescue them from craptastic King Ulrich just when Arthur starts to in a sentence or so Albion is at war and Arthur knows he is destined to unite the land the problem is, there are many who stand in his way purposefully or unintentionally.Uther Pendragon makes a deal with the fae of the Unseelie Court that results in the kidnapping of Arthur for his own safety and the abduction of Morgana not for her own safety Albion is in turmoil as they wait for the once and future king to return and rescue them from craptastic King Ulrich just when Arthur starts to believe that Merlin was in fact lying about his destiny, that wily wizard pops up and facilitates a showdown between Arthur and Ulrich winner takes Albion, loser takes death.i am a huge Arthurian legend geek i m pretty sure it started with watching The Sword and the Stone when i was a wee one i wanted my very own Archimedes SO bad , but whatever the roots i m a die hard i love reading about the legend of King Arthur and his knights and Camelot and Albion and all that jazz, so i was pretty stoked to get this graphic novel retelling of the story.i did not expect for there to be so much mention of Avalon, the Seelie and Unseelie courts light fairies and dark fairies , and the back story of why Morgana is such a nut however, i was pleasantly surprised to read and see the background of the boy who becomes King the bulk of the book focused on leading up to Arthur s death, with very little spent on his time in Camelot and honestly, i liked that a lot i felt like i knew enough about the Camelot days and obviously wouldn t mind reading about them again , so reading and experiencing some of the coming of age lore was super fun.the imagery was a perfect compliment to the story i loved the tonal shifts purple at dusk, orange at daybreak, vivid contrast in Avalon you get your basics Lancelot Guinevere, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Lady of the Lake, Merlin, Mordred, etcbut to have it delivered to you with intentionally bare bones dialog and heavy imagery is quite a treat the images helped me slow down while reading and absorb the emotions that were developing within the plot if you re looking for a new way to experience the Arthurian legend, give this a shot


  10. says:

    The art has its ups and downs, which really shouldn t be brushed aside because this is a visual medium, not just a book I m not a big fan of characters not having eyeballs 99% of the time think if every character were Brock from Pokemon and walked around 24 7 with their eyes seemingly shut I generally liked it on my first read through, but it doesn t survive a second very well at all.I m very confused about why Arthur has such acclaim Most of his great works appear to happen off screen The art has its ups and downs, which really shouldn t be brushed aside because this is a visual medium, not just a book I m not a big fan of characters not having eyeballs 99% of the time think if every character were Brock from Pokemon and walked around 24 7 with their eyes seemingly shut I generally liked it on my first read through, but it doesn t survive a second very well at all.I m very confused about why Arthur has such acclaim Most of his great works appear to happen off screen or in between time skips He makes the selfish decision to stay in Avalon extra long because he d rather be with his girlfriend than do his duty He knocks Vivienne aside when she s trying to help him even though he has no reason to suspect that she would do so even though he knows what magic is and doesn t bother to ask questions And he makes Merlin erase his memories for no apparent reason There s some vague implication that it s important he marry Guinevere for united the people, but I don t remember her having much standing at all She s not a nobody, but honestly is it so bad that Arthur stay single until he can find someone of higher standing or at least use that as an excuse because he misses Vivienne In fact, Merlin actually calls Arthur out for it as STUPID decision in a conversation that ultimately doesn t matter because the spell makes Arthur forget about it Was this the writers attacking some editor who forced them to add in melodrama In short, I don t know why Arthur is such a great king in the tale, or the only blonde.I largely enjoy this version for the women Guinevere s ending and Vivienne I love that Vivienne helps teach Arthur and that Arthur directs Guinevere to rule after him Nimue saves Merlin s life out of love rather than the creepier versions of their relationship, and Morgaine s story isinteresting.Overall, the story has too many timeskips, poor character development, and the plot doesn t flow well The art is nothing amazing If you re a fan of Arthurian stuff, you might like it It s rather short, anyway


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About the Author: Tony Lee

A New York Times Best selling Graphic Novelist, Tony Lee was born in West London, UK in 1970 Informed by a teacher that he had a comic book style of writing, a comment meantas an insult , Tony decided that one day he would write for comics.Tony has written for a variety of mediums including Radio 4, The BBC, commerical television in both the UK and US, magazines and both local and national A New York Times Best selling Graphic Novelist, Tony Lee was born in West London, UK in 1970 Informed by a teacher that he had a comic book style of writing, a comment meantas an insult , Tony decided that one day he would write for comics.Tony has written for a variety of mediums including Radio 4, The BBC, commerical television in both the UK and US, magazines and both local and national newspapers He has also written several award winning local radio campaigns In 1991 he wrote for a small press comics publisher, of which only one project, The Cost of Miracles in Comic Speculator News was ever printed, and remains his first printed commercial comic work Moving away from comics, he went back into trade journalism and media marketing creation His small press magazine Burnt Offerings was a minor seller on both sides of the Atlantic, and was the first esoteric magazine to interview mainstream creators like Terry Pratchett and Pat Mills.Since returning to comics in 2002, he has written for a variety of publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics Zuda, Games Workshop, Panini Comics, Titan Publishing, AAM Markosia Enterprises, Rebellion 2000ad and IDW Publishing amongst others, writing a variety of creator owned titles and licenses that include X Men, Spider Man, Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Wallace Gromit and Shrek.He is the writer of the ongoing Doctor Who series of comics from IDW, beginning in July 2009, and his award nominated, creator owned miniseries Hope Falls was collected by AAM Markosia in May 2009 His next book with them, From The Pages Of Bram Stoker s Dracula Harker, was released in November 2009 to critical acclaim.Added to this, Tony adapted Pride Prejudice Zombies into a graphic novel for Del Rey Publishing, with art by Cliff Richards this was a New York Times 1 Bestselling Paperback Graphic Novel for May 2010 he is also adapting Anthony Horowitz s Power of Five series into graphic format for Walker Books, the first Raven s Gate is due out in late 2010, and he has adapted four Horowitz Horror books with Dan Boultwood for Hachette Children s Books His other book with Walker Books, Outlaw The Legend Of Robin Hood drawn by Sam Hart was released in 2009 and has already been awarded a Junior Library Guild Fall 2009 Selection, and best for 2010 awards from both the American Library Association and the New York Public Library in the USA, among others In March 2010 it was announced that it was also a finalist for the Children s Choice Book Awards The next in the Heroes Heroines series, Excalibur The Legend Of King Arthur by Tony Lee Sam Hart is scheduled for March 2011.Outside of comics he is writing several books for children.Tony is represented by Julian Friedmann of the Blake Friedmann Literary, TV and Film Agency Tony is also an accomplished Bard and performer, and has held the High Bard chair of the East Sussex Broomstick Rally on several occasions His lecture Creating Gods for fun and Profit and his series of lectures on Bards and Ritual Magic were received to critical acclaim, and he still lectures occasionally in London, the Midlands and Sussex As a Covent Garden Street Performer in the 90 s, he performed The Scarlet Blade Street Theatre show at the Edinburgh Festival and at locations across the UK, convincing members of the public to act out an insane pantomime for his amusement Added to this Tony is an accomplished storyteller and lecturer on writing, and has performed at libraries, events and schools around the world including the 2009 Edinburgh International Book Festival, a 2009 tour of India for the British Council, and in 2003 around the Wadi Rum bedouin campfire in Jordan.Tony currently lives in London with his fianc e, Tracy.from