Cthulhu Meets King Arthur – Unholy Grail, A New Comic By Cullen Bunn And Mirko Colak From AfterShock

unholy_grail_01_cvr-bFrom writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-MenDeadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend.

Unholy Grail.

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.

As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?

UNHOLY GRAIL #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 7.5.17

writer: Cullen Bunn

artist: Mirko Colak
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover A: Mirko Colak

cover B: Francesco Francavilla

Cullen says “If readers are even passingly familiar with the story of King Arthur, I think they’ll enjoy this twisted, evil version of the legend. All the familiar elements are here–Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, the Round Table, Camelot, the Sword in the Stone, Excalibur–but they are seen through a very dark and horrific lens. If readers are unfamiliar with Arthur, they can still enjoy this as a horror fantasy, and it might even open their eyes to other Arthurian legends. While this is a skewed vision, I try to stay as true to the legends as possible.”

For those already missing Providence

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.