I'm a couple of days late this time. There are several reasons.
One, since starting this blog a fair few people have started asking me to do other bits and pieces for them - which I'm more than happy to.
Two, I'm starting my judging duties for Supervillain Idol, over at Comixfan (Preliminary rounds up and going - http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=90 ).
Three, I have a life. I know it's hard to break it to you all. I'm sure that you feel safe in the belief that I tirelessly sit in a house here in the sticks, with several long-boxes of Marvel UK goodness, awaiting for the mood to strike me for a blog post. But I'm a real person, with a very understanding girlfriend, who doesn't complain too much about the mess of books I have, or the time I spend talking nostalgia with folks online. And this weekend I was up on Merseyside, spending time with her and her family, and musing over just how Liverpool can be European Capital of Culture 2008, and yet have nowhere for Culture to reside (i.e. They haven't finished rebuilding yet).
So I've been away from the computer for a few days - I do apologise...
This week's cover is actually a cover I still own a promo poster for, and remains one of my favourite Marvel UK covers of any description. Alan Davis' cover for Knights of Pendragon vol.1 #1.
The cover shows an element of The Bane grasping hold of Dai Thomas, the Stuart twins, and Captain Britain. (It's only just struck me how preemptively Dai is looking like a Welsh Gene Hunt, there. ;D ). These really were the big players of Marvel's Britain at the time, and while it is true to say that, out of those on the cover, only Dai Thomas really got to play a central role in this book it still makes for a great cover. I only wish this series had run for longer in its original incarnation.