Excalibur Classic - Volume 4: Cross-Time Caper - Book 2

Excalibur Classic - Volume 4: Cross-Time Caper - Book 2


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What do Crusader X, Lord High Justicer, Centurion Britannus, Chevalier Bretagne and Lady London have in common? They're all Captain Britain! Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper concludes cataclysmically in a climactic coda of cosmic confrontations! Traumatic transformation! Evil illusion! Super-powered rebellions on two worlds and titanic tricksters on two more! With guest appearances you'd never expect!

Collects Excalibur #21-28.

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ISBN-13: 9780785122036
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Excalibur Classic Series , #4
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

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Excalibur Classic - Volume 4: Cross-Time Caper - Book 2 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again with my issue-by-issue review of this volume, which contains issues 21-28. Chris Claremont is the writer unless noted.Issues 21 & 22 with art by Chris Wozniak: The latest alternate dimension is an interesting one, with London the center of the world and the American colonies still strictly under their thumb (much to Iron Man's chagrin). There was a bit of confusion for me with Rachel's story, maybe because I am not aware of her entire future/history. Wozniak's pencils are bizarre at times, with many of his women wearing blow-up doll expressions, and his Iron Man looking more like the Michelin Man at times.Issue 23, art by Alan Davis: Fun story and great art (of course, Davis!) in an alternate Judge Dredd-esque world. This is the kind of Claremont/Davis combo I enjoy the most.Issue 24, art by Davis: Another good one. I wish Excalibur had spent more time with Opal Luna Saturnyne, but oh well. Kitty's story with Courtney Ross is confusing in so much as *spoilers if you have not read earlier volumes**spoilers**spoilers*Courtney is a patch of ash on her carpet, having been replaced by an evil version of Opal Luna Saturnyne. The evil Saturnyne has a dagger-like tattoo on her thigh, so couldn't they have shown that as a reminder? Because otherwise, the character is talking as if she is aware of Ross' history and is not acting too evil, except for setting 15-year-old Kitty up with alcohol, a Jaguar, and adult Parisian men.Issue 25, art by Wozniak: Oh no, Wozniak's glassy-eyed mannequins are back! A really bad rendition of the Watcher and a pointless story involving Galactus make this issue one of the low points of this volume. Plus, Kitty goes to boarding school and it is still unclear if this is Courtney Ross or the alternate Saturnyne. Either way, her evil plot is really boring. This does not feel like a Claremont issue.Issue 26, writing by Michael Higgins, art by Ron Lim. Sigh. 'Nuff said.Issue 27, art by Barry Windsor Smith (pencils) and Bill Sienkiewicz (inks). The combination of Sienkiewicz's inks over Windsor-Smith's pencils is interesting and at times great. When it is bad, it is really bad, as when Nightcrawler tells Rachel she has "finally cracked a smile." Problem is, she looks rather constipated, not happy, and actually looks misdrawn as Vixen instead of Rachel, albeit with red hair. The story involves Nth Man, which was a 17-issue Marvel comic that was interesting but not well known. Characters from Earth-616 are switched with characters in Nth Man's world due to the similar reality-bending powers of Jamie Braddock and Alfie (from Nth Man's universe). An odd story. I wonder if Claremont chose to introduce Excalibur to Jamie's reality-altering powers in this way (and if so, why?) or if it was a mandate to cross-promote Nth Man. Also, Kitty is unaware of Excalibur's return (and vice versa) thanks to Courtney Ross/evil Saturnyne's machinations. But to what end!?Issue 28, with writing by Terry Austin and pencils by Colleen Doran. Simple art, an odd one-off story about a bar that is closing, and a villainess who I am guessing is never heard from again, who can make people see what she wants them to see. Not a compelling issue that makes you want to find out what happens next.