24 June 2013

Tolkien Inspiration ‘The Green Knight’ Comes to Graphic Novel

Source: Official Green Knight Facebook
Eco Comics has announced that the Green Knight is joining its range of comic books and graphic novels, which include such characters as Dracula, Robin Hood, and Mr. T. The Green Knight first made his debut in a different series from the publisher, which featured legendary character the Green Man.   

In a press release earlier this month, writer Chris Bunting explained that: "The Green Knight is pure comic book fare. He is a powerful giant green knight, and seems barking mad. He makes the ideal foil for the Green Man.

"Does any association remain with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? You will have to keep reading to find out.

"Expect a visually stunning Green Knight, yet one that is respectful to how he was originally intended. A character that clearly inspired J. R. R. Tolkien deserves nothing less."

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien was highly influenced by the 14th century Arthurian tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, of which he later translated an edition before writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

For exclusive preview art, visit the publisher’s blog and Facebook page 

You can check out The Green Man comic book (featuring the Green Knight) at www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics

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