main image

KING ARTHUR

Real Name: Arthur (last name unrevealed, presumably Pendragon)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) normal human

Occupation: King

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lockjaw, Merlin, Short Circus (Buddy, Duane, Julie, Kathy, Kelly), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), knights of the Round Table (names unrevealed), (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: dragon (name unrevealed) (Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Camelot, England (Earth-57780), Middle Ages

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#10/5 (July, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: King Arthur was a normal human with no apparent super-human abilities. As king, he issued orders to protect his kingdom and expected his orders to be fulfilled quickly.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: White
Hair: Black

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#10/5 (fb)) - Keen to be rid of a large, fire-breathing dragon scaring his people, King Arthur ordered his court sorcerer, Merlin, to concoct a magic sleeping potion. However, at the final stage of Merlin's cooking, the time-jumping giant dog Lockjaw instead bounded through the cauldron's smoke, carrying with him Spider-Man and the Short Circus band from the 20th Century. Merlin declared the potion was ruined and King Arthur angrily ordered his knights to put the time-traveling interlopers into jail, but Spidey instead led an escape, overpowering the knights. King Arthur was upset that the dragon problem remained, so Spidey and Short Circus said they would help. King Arthur and his knights took the time-travelers into the forest, where Lockjaw guided them to the dragon. Spider-Man webbed up the dragon while the band sent him to sleep with a lullaby. Just as King Arthur declared them heroes, Lockjaw returned to the 20th Century with his friends.

 

 

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

Although armed with a sword with a decorative hilt on the issue's cover, this King Arthur is otherwise shown unarmed in-story.

I'm not convinced that this King Arthur's Merlin is the usual omniversal, disguised meddler, as this Merlin seems incompetent with magic. Nevertheless, Lockjaw was drawn through time to his magic potion, so...?

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
King Arthur of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#10, p26 (main image)
   p32, pan3 (headshot)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#10/5 (July, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)


First posted: 03/29/18

Last updated: 03/29/18

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com.

Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix!

Back to Characters