Alright, hunker down, folks – we’re gonna be here for a while. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” other than being one of the most legendary pieces of literature ever written, is also the longest story I’ve read yet in the Anthology. It could very well occupy over a month of strips. Still, an epic story deserves an epic mocking, so let’s get to it, shall we?
Our story begins on New Years Eve, wherein everyone in Camelot is getting trashed and watching Dick Clark while they wait for dinner to be served. The knights and ladies of the court are all sharing many a gift, and the notes in the Norton helpfully clarify that many of these gifts involve kissing. Apparently, Christmas in Camelot is awesome.
I should also mention at this point that the verse translation in the Norton is quite good, and nothing I’ve found online is quite up to snuff. If you wanna check out the version I’m reading, one can easily find it on Amazon. It’s worth it if you’re into such things, and the eBook version is only a buck.