Celebrate the Summer Solstice by delving into Vertigo’s trade paperback of the 2008 to present series Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner. The title character is given a variation of lore from the Arthurian legend. As the story begins, she’s not yet “Madame Xanadu” but rather the magical nymph known as Nimue; some consider Nimue to be another name for the Lady of the Lake but in Wagner’s version she is sister to Vivienne of the Lake and Morgana.

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