Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot were presented more-or-less traditionally as the doomed triangle of lovers. Sir Galahad was changed from an idealized version of the Christian knight to a samurai and devout adherent of Bushido. Sir Percival was genetically altered into a monstrous giant but retained his gentle manner. Sir Kay the court churl revealed to Arthur that his obnoxious testing of the other knights had always been intentional. He had helped to reduce tensions in Arthur's court by uniting the others in their dislike of him.
Modred was the son of Morgan La Fay in this version. The two functioned as villains but lacked the depth of characterization seen in the other characters. The most original treatment in the story was given to Sir Tristam who was reincarnated as a woman. He was forced to struggle with his ideas about sex roles, and also with his own sexuality. Eventually Tristam's eternal love for Isolde won out and the two became lovers.
Mike W. Barr and Brian Bolland had their work on this series receive recognition from their peers, including a 1985 Jack Kirby Award nomination for Best Finite Series.