Frank Miller Returns with CURSED in September

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.”

(W) Frank Miller, Tom Wheeler (A/CA) Frank Miller
Legendary writer/artist Frank Miller puts a unique spin on the Arthurian mythos in this illustrated young adult novel! Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen? Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave. That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny. But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade. Featuring 8 full color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller.


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Cursed will be available at Atomik Pop! this September.

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