Captain Britain Omnibus

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Captain Britain Omnibus

Captain Britain Omnibus

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Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Horse Comics.

Ultimately, the experiment in a Marvel style British superhero was a failure, and Captain Britain spent a couple of years in limbo before reappearing as a supporting character in Steve Parkhouse and John Stokes' Black Knight strip. The troubled history of the creative activity behind the character can be read on Wikipedia for those interested enough. Captain Britain is a character who probably never got his full due but this might be because of his internal contradictions.The Wild Ways / New Mutants Annual is a pretty good character piece for the New Mutants and a very nice integration of Captain Britain and Pyslocke into the X-Mythos. I had the old omnibus for years but it missed a lot of material; this one is far better and much more convenient. Chris Claremont shines in The New Mutants annual, especially in the manner he scripts Cypher and makes the character so patently academic. Moore's story, though, is not joyful at all: on my first read of it in the 90s it felt dramatic and unpredictable.

The truly gonzo material unfortunately runs out leaving us with stories that are simply very bad (mostly by Larry Lieber) but ropey plots aside this is an attempt to do a Captain Britain that owes something to the Avengers TV show and James Bond - a British take within the Marvel formula. He does a cracking team up with Captain America and Nick Fury against the Red Skull which lasts several issues.

Brian Braddock, hand-picked for greatness by the sorcerer Merlyn, has made the fateful choice between the sword of might and the amulet of right - and become a hero! Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. I really expected and wanted to love everything in this book, since I'd never read any of it before. I have to admit that I didn't have much knowledge of Captain Britain's early adventures, so reading them was kind of fun. And this point I was desperate to get to the Alan Davis stuff stuff so I must confess, I skipped the entirety of the Black Knight story which is just shy of 150 pages.

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