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This comic has cheered me up this week, so I thought I'd share.

If you're new to Excalibur, check out this excellent intro post. I think, though, that most of us are familiar with this joyously cracktacular romp across the '80s. This issue is from the period when Alan Davis was both writing and drawing, and it resolves the "Nightcrawler loves Meggan" subplot that had been smouldering since issue 1. But the thing I love most about this comic is that it answers the question: What does an exploding toilet sound like if you're Alan Davis?
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Of course it does.

We open with a spot of exercise:
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But they get interrupted by a blithely innocent Meggan who swoops in to give Brian a good-morning kiss, and he stomps off downstairs to read his book.

At this point, however, Excalibur are sharing the lighthouse with former foes the Technet, and it's not going well. They crash Kitty's computer, eat her teddy bear, explode the toilet (see above), and helpfully install a "null-gravity elevator" that causes Brian to smash into the ceiling in mid-flight.

When the dust clears, this is the first thing he sees:

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After some demurrals on Nightcrawler's part, it is determined that IT IS INDEED ON.

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Nightcrawler lands roughly on some rocks, breaking his leg. Meggan intervenes to stop the fight, making the excellent point that "I'm not a thing-- no one can own me."

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"... for anything you say may be taken down and used against you!"

And with that, Brian is placed under arrest and whisked off to another dimension to stand trial before the Captains Britain of all the other worlds and... I don't even know. Excalibur! Hurrah!

Date: 2011-01-05 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
#42 is pretty cool, too. It has Hard-Boiled Henry. FLEE IN TERROR BEFORE HARD-BOILED HENRY!

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