Digital publisher Eco Comics has announced that it is bringing the legendary Green Knight to its range of comic books and graphic novels.
The Green Knight first appeared in the famous 14th-century medieval Arthurian tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In it, he confronted King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. J.R.R. Tolkien translated an edition of the fantasy story before going on to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, in the world of comics, the Green Knight mythos featured extensively in the original and highly acclaimed Knights of Pendragon series by Dan Abnett, John Tomlinson and Gary Erskine, published by Marvel UK.
The character will make his return to comic books in the series featuring the publisher's other legendary green character, the leafy-headed Green Man.
“The Green Knight is pure comic book fare,” enthuses writer Chris Bunting. “He's 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.”
The character will join other famous faces at the award-winning 'green' publisher, including, among others: Dracula, Robin Hood, Green Man, Dick Turpin, Englishman, and Mr. T.
Eco Comics sees the Green Knight as a perfect fit to this roster, especially as many scholars consider Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as the world's first eco-poem. He will go on to play a prominent role in the publisher's plans.
• Exclusive Green Knight preview art is available on the publisher's blog blog.mohawkmedia.co.uk, and the character's own dedicated Facebook page facebook.com/official.GreenKnight. The Green Man comic book, featuring the Green Knight, is available now from www. mohawkmedia.co.uk/ecocomics
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