Friday, June 19, 2009

drive-by readings Capt Britain & MI13 #14

Captain Britain & MI13 #14 (Marvel)
"Vampire State, Part 4"
Paul Cornell
Leonard Kirk
Ardian Syaf
Jay Leisten
Craig Yeung
Brian Reber
Joe Caramagna
Mico Suayan / Morry Hollowell (cover)
along with Guardians of the Galaxy, this title does not disappoint month after month. kinda reminds me of early-Grant Morrison JLA. this month we learn that Dracula has not really taken over the Earth yet, and our heroes have laid such an elaborate trap, with writer Paul Cornell using previous plot devices to their clever advantage. a great aspect of this rebuilt Excalibur is the inclusion of B-list characters that make sense (Blade, the Black Knight, and now Killpower), and this is the team that it should have been years ago (no dis to Chris Claremont and Alan Davis). and with another cliffhanger on hand, i hope it draws in more readers than before.

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