Wednesday, 22 July 2009
For one last time... IT'S CAP WEDNESDAY!
That's right people. Wednesday the 22nd (Or Thursday the 23rd in the UK) sees the release of Captain Britain & MI13 #15. The finale of the Vampire State arc, and the final issue of the series. Sob. :(
But I don't want to get bogged down in bemoaning Marvel for cancelling it, or finding reasons as to why. The bottom line is that we've had 15 issues, and 1 Annual, of a consistently good British based superhero title. And it was everything we could have asked for. Cleverly written, well characterised, brilliantly drawn, humour where it should be, and dark when it needed to be. What more could you want?
Well, fans of this Blog and of Marvel UK in general affix your eyes on that cover. Memorise it, and hunt it down this week. Because you will find some pleasing cameos in this final issue, which you simply will not want to miss. Get down to your local comics purveyor. ASAP. ;D
It's been a blast. And once more I'd like to take the chance to thank Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk and Nick Lowe for giving us this title - one which will be remembered very fondly by this Blog, and Marvel UK fans in general, for a good many years to come.
Added in with Cornell's Wisdom series we'll have 4 trade volumes of the way British Marvel stories should be told. So next time somebody tells you that all British Marvel stories are corny, and terribly stereotyped, you can tell them 'Not always. Read these...'.
Spread the word folks. There remains quite a dedicated fan base for this book, and I'm sure those fans won't just disappear. Who knows we may yet see this book again some day.