Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper
Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 at 02:17:22 pm EDT (Viewed 145 times)
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Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 at 01:49:33 am EDT (Viewed 19 times)

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So, what's the prevailing opinion on the Cross-Time Caper story line? It's something that I always considered a "classic" run, but I'm re-reading it now, and it seems to have lost it's luster. The first few issues were fine, in the novel absurdity of randomly crossing realities in a Nazi train; but I've hit a couple issues in a row where the story telling just doesn't work, and it's causing me to look back at the whole thing a bit more critically.

Claremont's dialogue just seems SO Claremont. Maybe too much so. And there isn't much point to any of these alternate realities. There have been times where I was certain I must have been skipping a page, but sadly, no.

Any defenders out there? Anyone want to confirm my re-evaluation of the story?

Another thing that frustrates me about Excalibur is Courtney Ross. She's vaporized and replaced by evil nazi Saturnyne (or Sat R9, or something), and then goes on to act exactly like Courtney Ross did anyway.

And speaking of Courtney Ross, what is Captain Britain doing sharing a bed with Meggan, and dating her at the same time? The more I think about it, the more I think a good portion of my Excalibur run is going to end up in my "to sell" pile...

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