Sir Tristan

Camelot 3000 #1-12

Amber at the altarIn the year 3000, Earth is under seige by alien invaders, and the battle does not go well for humanity. In this darkest hour, the legendary King Arthur is accidentally awakened by the young Tom Prentice. Arthur wastes no time in summoning Merlin and collecting Excalibur to combat the alien threat, but is still lacking his Knights of the Round Table. To reassemble the knights, Merlin casts a spell which reincarnates their spirits into individuals around the world. Unfortunately for Sir Tristan, he is brought back as the young woman Amber March literally moments before she is to be married. "She" leaves the groom at the altar, and goes off to serve Arthur in his struggle.

Islode and TristanTristan is tremendously unhappy with her new gender and spends much of her time attempting to prove her worth to Arthur and trying to find some way to restore her lost manhood. Her situation is further complicated with the reincarnation of Isolde, her lover from her previous life who wishes to resume their relationship regardless of Tristan's new gender. To confuse matters further, Tom begins to develop feelings for "Amber," feelings she does not reciprocate.

Tristan: Female and MaleTristan's strong desire to regain her manhood brings her into contact with Morgan Le Fay, who promises to restore Tristan's true gender, but only if she betrays Arthur. Furthermore, Morgan has brought Amber's fiance into her service, transforming him into a monster who still remembers his love/hate for the woman who left him.

As an interesting side note, the Camelot 3000 miniseries was written by Mike Barr, who would later go on to write the Ultraverse comic Mantra which centers around the story of a man reincarnated as a woman. Barr cited Tristan as one of the main inspriations for Mantra, and the two characters seem to have much in common personality-wise. (They also seem to have similar bad luck when it comes to weddings.)

  1. Tristan's awakening as Amber
  2. A new life, and a new look
  3. Arthur has a little trouble adjusting
  4. Sir Kay has some fun at Tristan's expense
  5. Morgan le Fay appears
  6. Tristan's a little skeptical
  7. Morgan makes her offer
  8. A taste of Morgan's power...
  9. ...but just a taste
  10. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride
  11. Nothing scarier than an old boyfriend
  12. Gee, that seems like a tempting offer
  13. Tom's feelings grow, and Isolde appears
  14. Tristan has some troubles coping
  15. Isolde is willing to pick up where they left off
  16. Tristan has some reservations
  17. Tom strikes out again
  18. A bargain is struck
  19. The terms of the deal
  20. Tristan is caught before she can do the deed
  21. Arthur tests Tristan's loyalty
  22. Even as a woman, Tristan is a chauvanist
  23. Guinevere and Tristan have it out
  24. Old boyfriends are always dropping by...
  25. That's one way to end a relationship
  26. Tristan's future looks bleak
  27. The ice princess starts to thaw?
  28. Epilogue--Tom gets his hopes up
  29. At least she doesn't say, "Let's just be friends."
  30. Will love conquer all?
  31. Happy ending
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