Confession: I was really sad you couldn’t help Amethyne, Iona’s daughter, in any way even after you find her in the Alienage. I hope we’ll see her again.
Seconded. It always annoyed me a little that you couldn’t interact with her, let alone find a way to get her out of the alienage.
When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers.
Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls.
The demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall have been documented by photographer Seph Lawless, who remembers visiting them when he was a child and even had his first job at one of the them.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TPB
Written by ANDY LANNING, ALAN COWSILL, KIERON GILLEN, ROB WILLIAMS & GLENN DAKIN
Penciled by RICH ELSON, DIETRICH SMITH, SIMON COLEBY, NICK ROCHE, BRENT ANDERSON, RONAN CLIQUET & GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Marvel UK’s greatest heroes come together for the first time in 20 years to face a threat that could destroy the world! A troubling vision in Darkmoor Castle portends the horrible truth: The sinister MYS-Tech organization has returned! When MYS-Tech’s magical cloning experiments are discovered, Dark Angel and the Knights of Pendragon have no choice but to return to action! Death’s Head comes face to face with Death’s Head II as they rally against MYS-Tech across time! The Supersoldiers take on MYS-Tech’s army of Psycho Wraiths! And from beyond space and time, Motormouth, Killpower and the Warheads join the fight! Featuring Captain Britain, Pete Wisdom, Union Jack, Dai Thomas and a host of British heroes from Marvel UK’s past, present and future! Collecting REVOLUTIONARY WAR: ALPHA #1, DARK ANGEL #1, KNIGHTS OF PENDRAGON #1, DEATH’S HEAD II #1, SUPERSOLDIERS #1, MOTORMOUTH#1, WARHEADS #1 and OMEGA #1.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
This is the pencilled/inked cover for ClanDestine volume 2 #3, drawn by Alan Davis.
The Secret Avengers: Steve is regretting his life choices, Clint is a troll, Captain Britain is trolled, Black Widow and Valkyrie are totally awesome and thoroughly unimpressed.
(Secret Avengers #22, 2012)
And this was the point that I realised I was not going to get on with Rick Remender’s interpretation of Captain Britain.
Every few years you stumble across a characterisation in a comic book which is so fundamentally at odds with the character it has been forced upon that it totally bewilders you as to how it ever made its way into print.
It’s also so actively weird that this very interpretation was so completely at odds with Marvel’s own handbook fact files. There Brian Braddock was being rightly described as a selfless individual, who had long since learned not to be impetuous and grown into a true hero, leader and strong team player. A guy who Steve Rogers would go on record as saying he would be happy to have deputise for him any day.
Yet if you read Secret Avengers he was an arrogant, self-obsessed douche, who did nothing but constantly run into every situation without thinking and then screw up.
It was like reading a bizarre character assassination, which clashed with so many stories I could barely count them.
Awkward, painful stuff.
The teams back together!
All New Excalibur please?
Off the top of my head I’m pretty sure this is the first time these guys have all appeared in panel together since like 1995, maybe?
So many people have reblogged or posted this image since the issue came out, and I think it highlights a really important detail.
Marvel has tried to relaunch an Excalibur title THREE times since the original folded. None of which featured the full line-up. None of which succeeded. And I’d argue that this was the prime reason why.
It remains the only X-Men satellite title to have never *been* relaunched with some close approximation if it’s original team. New Mutants, X-Factor, X-Force, they’ve all relaunched trying to capture the tone and feel of their original series. Excalibur’s relaunches, on the other hand, have each been targeted at being shades of something different.
I mean, one incarnation went so far as to not feature any of the original cast, or even take place in the same Country
It’s sad to have seen it, but Marvel have devalued Excalibur’s stock, so many times with those reboots - so it’s just great to see them given a bit of positive exposure and nostalgia for a change.