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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Ancient manuscript discovered that provides an alternative role for Merlin, Arthur, and the rest of the early Marvel Universe   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot-Grail, Mordred, Le Morte d'Arthur, team of scholars, century manuscript fragments, alternative version of the story of Merlin  
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2021-09-19 10:27:56 AM  
So if I read this correctly they used a process of divination through spilled Japanese noodle soup to figure out this was the PG version.
 
2021-09-19 10:46:19 AM  
I like Merlin in The Once and Future King, he lives backwards in time so he's always spouting anachronisms and the other characters are like WTF?
 
2021-09-19 11:00:15 AM  
Too bad Stan Lee didn't live long enough to see the Smithsonian print text comparing the Marvel Universe with the early Arthurian Legends / Vulgate Cycle. :'(
 
2021-09-19 11:11:45 AM  
It's a cookbook!

CSB:  My job at the university press was to hawk an Arthurian Merlin manuscript, "found" in the bowels of a university archive and now, conveniently, found at local bookstore, magically all bound and printed and stuff just in time for the press release.

That find was because earlier publishers decided not to publish it many decades earlier.

There are actually so many Arthur legends, from so many different countries, that it took a 36-hour course just to scratch the surface of the title of each, and a brief summary, and how it reflected the local time and place.
 
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