Captain Britain news (Universe X; Excalibur: The Sword Is Drawn)
- Marvel's "Universe X" issue 2, now on sale, features a variety of
Arthurian elements associated with Captain Britain.
In this alternate-future story, Brian Braddock is "King Britain."
Flashbacks to episodes of his own series, "Excalibur," and "Knights of
Pendragon" describe his origin (involving Merlin and the Siege Perilous)
and his later history with Merlin and other Arthurian figures and
settings, moving into as-yet untold accounts of the downfall of the
Excalibur team (including the Black Knight) and King Britain's
acquisition of Arthur's sword (unnamed, but presumably Excalibur).
Merlin and the Siege Perilous also figure into the current action of the
Meanwhile, in this month's solicitations in the Previews catalog and on
online retail sites, Marvel is advertising the December publication of
the first issue of a new Excalibur miniseries which, judging by the
descriptive text and cover art, appears to be following the lead of
"Universe X." The following description is from the Westfield Company's
web site at: http://westfieldcompany.com
EXCALIBUR: SWORD OF POWER #1 - [of 4]
Raab/Pablo Raimondi) In the wake of
break-up, Brian Braddock and his wife
Meggan at last
lead "normal" lives. But their peace is
Brian learns that a mysterious knight has
his birth planet, Otherworld. Now only
and his companions Psylocke and the Black
have a hope of bringing this fiend down.