In Part IV of our weekend-long look at “Captain Britain and MI:13,” writer Paul Cornell returns to help us profile the team’s leader, the one and ony Pete Wisdom.
I have been loving these character profiles/interview thingies. I'm really really looking forward to this series, i absolutely cannot wait for it to come out!
The sketches by Leonard Kirk are awesome, i'm really looking forward to seeing fully coloured art.
I really liked Spitfire in the old Invaders series (I'm hoping a second TPB will be announced soon -- as the first story should show the origin of Spitfire). I also though Bru did a great job of her in Captain America, and was hoping she and UJ would show up again.
But having her as a regular character in Captain Britain is even better. Glad to see Leonard Kirk involved with the project -- he's really developed into a first class artist.
I daresay that Captain Britain will be the sleeper hit of 2008.
The spotlight falls on Faisa Hussain, a new character introduced in “Captain Britain and MI-13.” The young doctor represents the youth of the UK and writer Paul Cornell tells all, plus we unveil the cover to issue #2.
Captain Britain is a character that I am interested in but don't know very well. New Excalibur didn't appeal to me (I guess it was the team line up). But this new book appeals to me.
Spitfire is a plus and Leonard Kirk is terrific.
To be fair, right now, a young Asian female probably works much better as clear voice for modern Britain than many. Certainly more than some spotty Chav, in a Burberry cap. :D
There's enough in that article to convince me that she won't just be there for the sake of it. I do want to know what her powerset is, though.
"We must fight on!"
"We'll die. We fight and we die, that's how it goes."
"Then we die gloriously!"
"There's an important word there, and it's not gloriously."
- Only You Can Save Mankind
I asked Alan Davis about this at a UKCAC many years ago. He told me that it was because colourists couldn't cope with the many relatively thin lines in the cross. So they went for the one with the giant arrow pointing at his crotch instead.
Hopefully colouring techniques have moved on since.