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Anybody reading the Marvel books set in the UK? I'm really liking them, especially since they don't have to deal with all the Civil War stuff.
New Excalibur - I'm kind of pissed that it looks like Juggernaught won't be turning evil, but these past few issues have been excellent. The team just breaking apart in the middle of a mission and beating the shit out of each other was great. Black Knight dropped one of the best comic book insults ever right there:
THE CHAMPIONS WERN'T EVEN THIS BAD.
Can I use the spoiler tag if I'm locked? I have no idea, I guess we'll find out.
And next month, it looks like we'll be seeing a Ninja Juggernaught. That should be most excellent, plus the reveal about his origin at the end of this month was really cool. Sure it got ripped off of an old What If? issue, but I've thought about the same thing myself before.
Bad news though, after next issue, it looks like Claremont is being brought back. Letting Claremont right hasn't worked out for Marvel in two decades, but they keep giving him titles. His run is supposed to deal with a tragedy on the team. My dream title from him has him killing off Sage to remove his taint from an otherwise great team.
That is just plain cool. This series has been about Captain America's vampire hunting, tea loving counterpart fighting off London terrorists. It's spun off of the appearance the character made earlier this year in Brubaker's Captain America - I have no idea who Christos Gage is, but he's made a really good book here. It's a grim, dark look at a team of superheroes fighting terrorists. Well written, with some cool characters.
And lastly, my personal favorite, Wisdom. Wisdom isn't a well known character in the Marvel universe, but he's basically an angry, mutant version of James Bond who Warren Ellis created. This new MAX series originally sounded like Marvel's answer to Fables, but is a whole other beast type of book. It's gory, graphic, over the top and just a lot of fun. The first issue has Wisdom leading a team of operatives into the land of fairies to kick some ass. His team features another Captain America ripoff, but this one seems to be a lot funnier and possibly insane; an evil fairly with a gattling gun, and a Skrull that is impersonating John Lennon. A great book that I doesn't seem to have gotten much buzz yet.