Friday, September 16, 2022

QBP #186 - Camelot 3000 #1 & #2

 Quarter-Bin Podcast #186

Camelot 3000 #1 & #2, DC Comics, cover-dated December 1982 & January 1983, for #FantasyComicsMonth.

"The Past & Future King" and "Many are Called," both written by Mike W Barr, with art by Brian Bolland.

What happens when Professor Alan heads to the future to discuss a hero from the past? And why does he become fixated on the number of nations in the year 3000.

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  1. I was lucky enough to find all 12 issues in very good shape, in a group, in a dollar box about 5 years ago. A 12 issue maxi for $12. Done.

    I must admit I find the art is the big draw for this series. The story is fine. But the art is lush. Bolland at his best. I also got #1 (as well as #5) signed by Barr a few years ago at Terrificon.

    If I had my druthers (and if it wouldn't increase the already insane price) all books would be on Baxter paper. Such a nice color and weight. And as you say, it holds up. My Legion books are still bright and crisp.

    Lastly, nice pick-up on the nation count in the book. I can't help but think in this current world climate where people are defining and redefining and re-redefining their identity, a time where cultures are being thrust on people but also fiercely protected, that a day where there are 900 nations of tiny self-selected groups seems inevitable. And I don't think that is a more enlightened world.

    Thanks for covering.

    1. yes, the art is wonderful, and all these years later it doesn't matter that the book was so delayed. we have it now in its fullness to enjoy, and acquire for cheap!

      Interesting take on identity and nationhood.