Sad to see Meggan exiled, but not killed (she’ll be back). Iam willing to give the new Excalibur a chance, just glad to see Cap back in print in a proper costume (yes I do like it).
In recent times, Cap had been ruined. After Alan Davis left Excalibur they lost the way and thought we’ll Americanise him in to an X-man called Brittanic. This was soon shown for the crock of crap it was and wiped away from print by Warren Ellis. His version of Cap was quite good but spoilt by a very dire costume. Then the subsequent writers again didn’t really know what to do with him as he wasn’t really an X-man, so wrote him out. The Excalibur mini-series went one step closer and wrote him out of the Marvel universe.
So all things considered I was impressed by his recent run in Uncanny X-men. Proper Cap for the first time in ages, although they missed the opportunity to restore him to the second classic costume where in this day and age colouring would not pose a problem.
I will give Excalibur a chance because it’s at least written by somebody with experience of Cap who might care enough to write some good stuff. I will be giving this series the benefit of the doubt, and judge it after the first story arc- not just the first issue. Wouldn’t we all kick ourselves if we didn’t try it then they bring back Meggan at a later date and say oh dear lots of back issues to get!
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