We hate Millwall, and we hate Millwall.....
Bring back Dai Thomas
If you "almost had your faith in the characters ever being used well again destroyed" then you must have read a different arc then me involving the Black Knight, I loved having Dane going back to Camelot then and thought it was the best Dane had been written in years.
That was Tieri, rather then Claremont but it was a superb arc, IMO.
To each his own though
Any Dream worth Having Is A Dream worth Fighting For.
Courtney Ross having being killed and replaced by Sat-Yr-9 who then attacked Excalibur suddenly appears in New Excalibur without any explanation and CB is wary for about five minutes and then just accepts it. CB isn't really fussed about the love of his life being missing past the first issue, and then proceeds to be the dullest superhero ever, he suggests that there maybe a Corps of Caps that seleceted the Sword of Might instead of the Amulet of Right and then acts shocked when someone says the same thing a few issues later. Brian showing suprise that there's another version of him from another dimension.
A line of mostly US heroes in what was meant to be Britain's premier team. The appalling 'Huggernaught'. M-Day happens and immediately another team of extra-dimensional X-Men is introduced. Wisdom being ignored and disrespected at the same time as he is running MI13 in his own series. Chamber turning into Decibel.
Granted Tieri did seem to want to improve the title but the whole Camelot storyline seemed to ignore what had gone before.
And that awful bloody Power Rangers uniform that CB wore....Phew.....my god I can rant...sorry dude it's a real bug bear of mine.
It's hell of a windy in Scotland today. It'll take a brave man to venture out in his kilt.
I've just finished reading Incredible Hulk #409 guest-starring Motormouth and Killpower. Were there any other Marvel US comics that featured strong appearances from Marvel UK characters?
I heard that Wild Angels was published by Marvel Italia. Was it any good?
Don't forget to check out the Age of Marvels solicitations for December. Aelle3's Union Jack plot is coming to a close. There may be some changes to be made to the AoM titles so I may be asking for suggestions for my Captain Britain & MI13 and Union Jack titles.
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I once had a chance to read Wild Angels.....looked good.....unfortunately I can't read Italian
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I can agree that the idea of Britain being defenseless post-M-DAY was a little absurd, but to be fair Claremont never said it was defenseless and (briefly) mentioned MI: 5. I chose to ignore the loop hole because I liked the cast
Decibel had nothing to do with NEW EXCALIBUR though, that was all Grievoux (Claremont suggested Jono may be an Omega-Level mutant, due to his link to Apocalypse.
As for "Huggernaut"? I'm afraid I prefer him to the one-note, I hate my step brother will trash his school then go away for a few years Juggernaut.
Tieri's arc was the best of the title though, IMHO.
On a seperate subject though, and going back to Motormouth, can anyone see her in their copy of AVENGERS FOREVER?/ Apparantly she was in #12 but I can't see her
Any Dream worth Having Is A Dream worth Fighting For.
I'd probably feel a lot better about it all if just one good writer could tie it all together or explain the inconsistancies away.
On another note......Avengers v X-Men looks to involve Secret Avengers somewhere along the line..........will we get to see Brian ask Cyclops why he wasn't invited to Kurt's funeral?
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His long term want for New Excalibur was to make the team more British. Or at least more connected to Britain. Chamber was the first step on that. He wanted the Black Knight as a permanent addition. He also wanted Spitfire on board.
But it became clear that Claremont was coming back to the book, so it wasn't going to be possible in the end.
I don't think the book was 100% flawed. It certainly had it's issues, but there was a certain buzz of enthusiasm from CC when he started the book with Michael Ryan. Editorially things went wrong, and promises were retracted. But right up until CC left on health grounds it was still a decent book in my opinion. Afterwards it just went downhill fast. CC was clearly not in the same headspace at all (And I can sympathise greatly in that regard) and the book no longer felt like it had the direction it needed.
At this point my comic buying was virtually non-existant, I would visit my LCS to catch up on news but for the most part I was just trade waiting on the Ultimates and Astonishing X-Men......when New Excalibur was announced I was terrified....the set-up just didn't make sense. Britain wasn't defenceless.
In the aforementioned Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine referred to 'Excali-suck' and this was very much how I thought the MU considered the team by this point. It's name seemed synonymous with a dumping ground for X-Men no one knew what to do with....almost a holding pen until someone wanted them on a 'better' title.
When CB&MI13 came out it not only brought me back to monthly comics but re-affirmed to me that someone can give these characters a decent hearing.....when it finished (in my darkest 'missing CB' moments) I read NE in trade form out of sheer loyalty to my heroes. It made me miss CB&MI13 even more.
But now Remender's Uncanny X-Force and Secret Avengers beckon........I'm trusting that our Brian may again become the flawed hero I always respected
Interesting. Though I've always liked that Brian's powers come from a fusion of both magic and science, I can't deny that Cornell emphasised the magical aspect of CB over the scientific.“I like putting characters in mismatch situations where the teammate they’re working with isn’t someone they naturally have a lot in common with,” Remender confesses. “In the Descendants story arc, the Torch and Captain Britain end up working together. At first they are bickering, debating the merits of science-based powers versus magic-based powers. But during the story they’ll discover that perhaps they’re not so dissimilar. They have more in common than they originally thought; they’ll either become great friends or bitter rivals by the end of issue #25.”
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