Gangs of Camelot (LawDog – Heffron)
This is an older project from the folks over at LawDog, as of late they have been working on their new book, It Tolls for Thee (check it out here), which looks pretty rockin! Can’t wait to read it in it’s entirety. But for now I am pacified by a very satisfying tale of wizards and tommy guns!
It seems that some of the only good that came out the debacle that was this Summer’s Chicago comic-con (Wizard) was the exposure of the truly fantastic indie books that are out there. Gangs of Camelot is a great example of this.
This one-shot is basically a re-telling of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court except the main characters are prohibition-era Chicagoland mobsters. And yes, it is as much fun as it sounds. The book is a forgotten gem! For being a tongue-in-cheek fantasy read, the writing is spot-on fun, the art is solid. It’s the details that makes this book rock! From the mish-mosh combination of old English and gangster lingo to gunning down dragons to using dynamite to take down a castle gate to Morgan Le Fay as a flapper… if you can get your hands on this, this defines good independent comics!