The Asgardian Trade Commission 12/12/10

Posted on December 12, 2010. Filed under: Reviews |

By Erik Lewis, Lead Blogger

It’s a little late, I know, but even your intrepid blogger has to rest sometime.  Excuses aside, here’s this week’s installment of The Asgardian Trade Commission, kind of on schedule, at least as far as day is concerned!

Captain Britain and MI13 Volume 1

Marvel Comics, $15.99

Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk, Nick Lowe

Collecting Captain Britain and MI13 #1-4

Review by Erik Lewis

There’s a certain list of comics that comes up on everyone list lately as canceled before they got a chance, and among names like S.W.O.R.D., Agents of Atlas, and Thor: The Mighty Avenger, you have Captain Britain and MI13, and it’s plainly obvious to me why after reading just this one trade collecting issues 1-4.  Captain Britain and MI13 suffered, I think, from starting off as a tie-in book to the much larger Secret Invasion.  I think, for me, I saw it as a mini-series connected to that book, and really the first trade does not dissuade from that image, and that’s really a shame.  What’s evident throughout is that Cornell has a love for Captain Britain, Black Knight, Pete Wisdom, and all the British heroes, who face a very big threat in this collection, in the form of Skrulls.  The Skrull team that’s set to take on Britain in this series is tasked with collecting the source of magic, which is based at the Siege Perilous, or inside it.  This series has pretty much all the necessary ups and downs, introduces a new hero, and even has Merlin!  If this had been marketed differently, I can see this book still going strong today, and hopefully being just as good if not better than how it started.  Seriously good work by both Cornell and Kirk, and if you can track this book down, it’s well worth your time.

Volstagg’s Beard 4/5


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