Creator Robert Tinnell returns to the world of his popular film, KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Kevin is a normal middle school kid who suddenly finds himself encountering the legendary wizard Merlin – and discovers he has a destiny that involves King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, and grave danger in the form of the king’s greatest enemy!
The classic tale of King Arthur has been woven into many different forms over the years. Some of them stay closer to what most of us know, some go in completely different directions. Going into the first issue of Kids of the Round Table, I knew I was in for a pretty unique telling.
Kevin deals with the typical every day happenings of a middle schooler, from dealing to bullies to helping out and befriending the new kid Ben. During an aikido class that Ben tags along for, new friend and possible love interest Maggie joins the mix. On top of all that, Kevin also finds himself having recurring dreams and even “spottings” of an old man (who we all know to be Merlin). What this all means, we’ll find out soon I’m sure.
I’ve actually never seen, or honestly even heard of the movie this is based off before. So, as for the likeness of the characters to the film I can’t speak for. Otherwise, the artistic component to this book so far is looking pretty strong in both the line and color departments.
Given the timeframe this movie came out, I’m quite surprised I never watched it. For those that watched and liked it, I’m sure this will be a great way to enjoy it again. For newcomers like myself, it seems like a cool story and has potential to be a regular grab.
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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.