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Subj: Captain Britain and MI:13 #10
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 12:14:41 am EST (Viewed 793 times)
GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!
This issue felt like I was reading something that was a big deal. From the beginning scene that sets the stage, with Dr. Doom and Dracula on the moon discussing their uneasy alliance, this pulse of this story started racing, and the pace doesn't slow because there is so much going on, with a few pages dedicated to each plot.
The dialogue is crisp and natural throughout, and the scene with Dane and Faiza was particularly well written. I'm liking the developing relationship between him and his Steward, but Dane's not fooling me, he's trying to get in her pants just like he tried with the Wasp, Crystal, and Sersi. He's got an eye for the ladies.
I also really enjoy the budding romance between Blade and Spitfire. It gives Blade a bit of personality, and they make for strange bedfellows, indeed.
Plenty of character stuff to ponder, like the Meggan situation with Captain Britain, Dane's reaction toward the sword, Faiza's growth as a hero, the romances, and when you surround that kind of substance for the potatoes, it makes the meat (the Dracula stuff) taste that much better.
What is Dracula's purpose for taking out Faiza's dad? A great cliffhanger!
Paul Cornell has quickly become one of my favorite writers in comics. He writes them the way I likes to read them. I'll be picking up his Young Avengers mini series, for sure, and I think he's on his way to being the next critically acclaimed writer that gets moved to a big gig soon. (as long as he stays on this series!) I guess Dan Slott's career is a good example of how I think Cornell will go.
Leonard Kirk simply outdid himself in this issue. I think it's the best I've seen from him. The new inker probably has something to do with that, but Kirk's style definitely shines through. I like the coloring, but I'd prefer a more dimensional colorist. If not, this coloring does just fine.
I wasn't let down in the slightest. This was an awesome comic!
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