Category: <span>Comic Books</span>

Camelot 3000

The first DC maxi-series printed on Baxter paper was Camelot 3000, a 12 issue series written by Mike W. Barr (the creator and writer for the original Batman & The Outsiders series and contributor to many DC and Marvel comic series) and penciled by Brian Bolland. Bolland was an English artist best known for his work on Judge Dredd. Barr based his story on the reincarnation of King Arthur and his cast of characters, pulled into the future to battle a foe summoned up by Morgan Le Faye.

I have always been a fan of the Arthurian histories so this was right up my alley. Bolland’s artwork was very detailed and the storyline kept my interest until the last couple of issues where I felt the story faltered in getting it to it’s conclusion. I loved the covers and have included several of them in this post.

Amythyst, Princess of Gemworld



I’m a big comic book fan, at one time I had about a 3000 issue collection before my wife at the time decided I needed to sell it. One of my favorite maxi-series from DC is Amythyst, Princess of Gemworld published in 1983 and 1984. The premise about a girl coming of age and discovering her real identity and fate is tempered well with the magics and powers of the gems. Ernie Colon’s stylized art is awesome in this set of comics. The character continued on in a 16 book series and again in a 4 issue mini series but this original series is the best.

Here’s another example of Ernie’s art: