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Subj: Re: Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper
Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 at 11:51:03 am EDT (Viewed 91 times)
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 at 09:53:15 am EDT (Viewed 102 times)

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Eh, characters being pigheaded isn't necessarily a reason to sell a series, imo. Things like Brian dating Courtney while being with Meggan just shows what a jerk he is. He was an all-around jerk in Excalibur (and not that he could blame it on the alcohol, either).

But the practically dropped Sat-Yr-9 plot was egregious. It wouldn't get resolved until #50-something, and not very well, imo.

It gets much, much worse later (in the 2000s, after Meggan was believed dead)... when Brian again starts dating Courtney Ross as if all is cool. WTF? So much for Brian swearing to bring Sat-Yr-9 to justice.

Sat-Yr-9 was always an odd subplot. I had always assumed Courtney would turn up at some future point having been transported to Sat-Yr-9's cell or somesuch, so killing her off so abruptly was a surprise in retrospect. But then Chris Claremont had a number of dangling subplots from his initial years worth of stories that went unanswered for a long long time, indeed some have never been resolved!
But with Sat-Yr-9 I wonder if the intention was to set her up as Excalibur's covert ongoing nemesis, a more dangerous version of Vixen who operated from the shadows and would control most oof the British underworld and power structure. We saw a hint of that in her visit to the British Hellfire club.
If I recall correctly Courtney/Sat-Yr-9 was still spinning her wheels in London as late as Claremont's X-Treme X-Men run... quite a remarkable loose end to leave.

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