Legend of the Sword
This September, in conjunction with a 10-part Netflix original series, co-authors Tom Wheeler and comics legend Frank Miller (300, Sin City, The Dark Knight) will bring their unique new twist on the legend of King Arthur and the sword Excalibur to the masses with their Young Readers illustrated novel, Cursed, released by Simon & Schuster.
The book approaches the legend of King Arthur from a very different angle, focusing not on the destined King of the Britains, but the “Lady of the Lake” herself, Nimue. Featuring color and b&w illustrations from Miller, its an all-ages tour de force not to be missed.
The last decade has seen a number of King Arthur adaptations, among them the BBC’s Merlin, the films King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Kid Who Would Be King, even Transformers: The Last Knight. Miller was asked what sets Cursed (both the illustrated novel with Tom Wheeler) and the forthcoming Netflix series apart.
According to Miller, Cursed “is a feminist retelling of the Arthurian myth. The appeal of the legend does have it all. That’s why it’s been the source of so many versions. It can be told in terms of politics, magic, war, romance. It also features great villains and great heroism.”
Cursed will be available at Atomik Pop! this September.