Friday, 12 August 2011

We WILL be seeing Captain Britain again shortly, and Clan Destine next year.

It's been quite a while since we last saw Captain Britain in current continuity. I mean Steve Rogers even offered him membership of The Avengers last year, but nothing really came of that.

We have been very lucky recently that Rob Williams has been incorporating him in his mini event The Iron Age, in which there is an excellent story revisiting Cap during the famous Jaspers Warp storyline by Alan Moore and Alan Davis (And a little bit from Dave Thorpe too). But that has been a retro appearance. I think many of us had been worrying that both he and MI13 had been forgotten.

Well, luckily that seems to be changing...

The following question recently was asked and answered on Tom Brevoort's Formspring account:

Well, that sounds promising. Any appearance would be great after all this time. However, I think a few people were a little concerned that Mr Brevoort's comment may be in reference to The Iron Age, which obviously is still in progress. So, another poster queried that recently:

So, there you have it. And if Tom Brevoort is willing to go on the record to say something really IS going to happen this time, it's going to happen.

The only questions are how, when and where. So keep an eye out for that.

There's also a bit of an update this week on a project I've actually been following 2008. Some longer standing reader will remember that a few years back Alan Davis announced that while Marvel would not be continuing with his ClanDestine series in a traditional form he was going to continue the story of the Destine family in the form of a series of Annuals. Well, after that last post I put up on this it all went a bit quiet again. Alan Davis was being given other projects at Marvel, and it seemed those annuals had to go on the back burner for a while.

Until now.

In this week's Comic Book Resources column with new Marvel Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, the following little titbit pops up:

Finally, Colduo is looking for some news on a favorite Marvel creator. "I have just picked up the Killraven mini series that Alan Davis did a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it, great story. It reminded me of how much I enjoy his work and the fantastic talent he is. Are there any plans for Alan to have him write and draw another mini-series? Anything would be great especially anything with Captain Britain or Clandestine?"
Alonso: I'll turn this one over to the dulcet tones of Tom Brevoort. I've gotta get my hair done.
Tom Brevoort: It's a good time to be an Alan Davis fan, Colduo! Not only has Alan illustrated "X-Men: Schism" #4, the climactic issue of that mutant-dividing series, not only will he be joining Ed Brubaker for a storyline in "Captain America" in a few short months, but Alan has also written and illustrated a trio of connected Annuals that will be hitting the stands in January and February! They feature, respectively, the FF, Daredevil and Wolverine, and while each one can be read individually, they also connect to one another to form a larger mosaic. And Alan's ClanDestine characters play a major role in all three stories, which together serve to reveal one of the most long-wondered secrets in the Clan's recorded history: what became of Vincent?

 That final snippet, once again, coming from Tom Brevoort. So January 2012 is the time. And you heard it, we're finally going to find out what happened with Vincent. I honestly cannot wait. It's been a long time coming.



  2. I was intending to post that up this weekend.

    Great to see people being reminded of the great creators involved with Marvel UK.

    My only issue is the idea that this is Disney killing 'Marvel UK'.

    There IS no Marvel UK.

    Disney are screwing over 'PANINI UK'. Different animal. Panini may have bought a number of Marvel UK's concerns back in 1995, but they were never ACTUALLY Marvel UK.

    It was Marvel US who killed THEM. :(

  3. Now I'm excited, More ClanDestine, it's been way too long.

  4. I was really pleased to read that interview with Axel Alonso. The ClanDestine conclusion had been a long time coming, but it'll be worthwhile.

  5. Brian at last confirmed here :