*DC: From 1982, DC’s first maxi-series was Mike Barr’s retelling of the Arthurian legend in the far future, where King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table fulfil the ancient prophecy that they would return when England needed them most. In the year 3000, England, and Earth, is under alien attack, but our reincarnated heroes must face three challenges – the invaders, their ancient enemies Mordred and Morgan LeFay, and the, in some cases, confusing new forms they have been reborn into. Intelligent and deftly plotted, the sweeping saga is lushly illustrated by Brian Bolland, whose compositions radiate malice or heroism as the narrative demands. It took a long time to produce all twelve issues – launched in ’82, it finally concluded three years later – but given the quality of Bolland’s art, the protracted schedule was not only unsurprising, but totally worth it. All twelve issues of this controversial but highly acclaimed series are available as a NM set, on sale at £40 for all.