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[personal profile] icon_uk2013-11-01 09:22 pm

Marvel UK characters returning in January

But not, sadly in a revived Marvel UK, but in the usual American Marvel.... though at least some British creators are involved.

The crossover is called

Revolutionary Wars )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2013-03-25 12:14 am

Warren Ellis sends Excalibur on that grand old British tradition

a night out at the pub!

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This is an unsual issue in that it has four different pencillers; David Williams, Mike Wieringo, Jeff Moy and Mike Miller, the art shifts are a little jarring at times, and Brian Braddock's hair approaches the hilarious at times, but try not to let that distract you..

Hi-jinks ensue )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2012-09-24 01:30 am

Time for some fun - New Mutants Annual #2

It's been a long and rather trying week for this little Robin fan as so much has changed... but rather than wallow in what has been lost (I'll still do that, but on my own time) it's time for this old codger to "Accentuate the Positive" again, and reach for the comic equivalent of comfort food... and for me, that's a little classic Alan Davis.... I was going to go for his Detective Comics run, but I think I'll use bits of that for my next Robin posting, so instead, it's off to another reliable source of entertainment; The New Mutants, with added Alan Davis.... (These 16 or so (of 48) pages are scanned form my original, 26 year old copy of this, so there are liable to be some less than CG perfect colouring issues etc)

As my favourite mutant asks...

Why do we do these things we do? )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2012-08-11 08:03 pm

When you need a team of mercenary aliens, who you gonna call? The Special Executive, that's who!

This started as a planned "One Perfect Moment"... well, two actually, but as I went through it I thought "Sod it, this is too cool not to spend more time on".

So here we go... )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2012-01-22 01:43 pm

Say, remember when Nightcrawler had his own team? No, not Excalibur...

The OTHER one...

From the days when Alan Davis was on art AND writing for Excalibur comes issue #48 -



Meet Nightcrawlers Technet! aka

The Uncanny N-MEN! )
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[personal profile] mrosa2011-12-11 02:08 pm

What It Takes To Kill The Fury

Alan Moore and Alan Davis' Captain Britain run from the early '80s is one of my favourite superhero stories. It's a legendary story for the way it was so novel for the time. Not enough have read it, although it's influenced Marvel and the character in many ways. You may have heard of the godlike Mad Jim Jaspers and his reality-warping powers; of how he created an artificial super-being, The Fury, which could evolve and adapt to any superhero's powers; how The Fury killed Captain Britain; how Merlin brought him back to life, improved; how The Fury sweeped the floor with his body several more times; how in the end Jaspers and The Fury had an epic creation-killing-the-creator battle. But in the end, it wasn't Captain Britain who took down The Fury; he almost died again, if it weren't for this:

Read more... )

Excalibur #43, or: What is the sound of one toilet exploding?

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.
Seven pages out of 21 below )

Thor: "Boys Night Out"

Greetings True Believers!

Here are scans from Thor The Mighty Avenger #4. THIS BOOK IS TOO AWESOME.

Seriously, this is my favorite title right now. I bow before Langridge and Samnee.

Why is this issue awesome? Warriors Three, Volstagg, Thor, bar-fight, lost gods, Volstagg, Captain Britain, British Stiff Upper Lip, art, Volstagg!

MARVEL! PUT THE WARRIORS THREE IN ANY TITLE. IT WILL MAKE THAT BOOK BETTER!

Read more... )

EXCALIBUR #16: Lovcraftian tomfoolery

Here's the climax of EXCALIBUR #16, when the team was bouncing across parallel universes, like a proto-EXILES. I posted a page of this once before, as it involved the first (and only?) time Kitty Pryde ever killed someone.

All the Excalibur members have been separated from each other and lost their powers, and Kurt has just found out he may have mixed up his good guys and bad guys in this world.



suggested tags: char: captain britain/brian braddock, char: meggan, char: nightcrawler/kurt wagner, char: phoenix/marvel girl/rachel summers, char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, creator: chris claremont, creator: alan davis, group: excalibur, publisher: marvel comics, title: excalibur

Hey, that giant tentacle monster looks familiar )