By: Bill Willingham (story), Mark Buckingham (layouts), Russ Braun (finishes), Lee Loughridge (colors)
The Story: Rose begins to regret all those times she ever dozed off during history lessons.
The Review: A few months ago, back when Rose started this new Camelot business, I questioned the wisdom of modeling her enterprise after a fable that so clearly went wrong in the end. And considering the nature of these characters, you could guess that they’d be more susceptible to foreordained endings than most. But that’s the nature of Rose’s virtue, isn’t it? Always hoping that things might turn out differently this time around?
Not to disparage hope, but it’s clearly going to take a lot more than positive thinking to get over the doom of Camelot. Rose would be wise to take to heart the wisdom and knowledge of no less than the original Lady of the Lake herself. Although Lake states that fate itself—or should I say, the Fates themselves—poses the biggest danger to Rose’s plans, such forces require instruments to come to pass. A lot of our interest in this storyline, therefore, is speculating who will take on the roles Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgan le Fey, and Mordred played in the first Camelot’s fall.
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