Those saddened by the cancellation of CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI-13 can dry their eyes. The lion of the UK and his super-team will be showing up in the four-issue, post-SIEGE mini AGE OF HEROES.
Lessee, lessee, lessee… looks like we’ve got one of the Big Apple’s old-fashioned Sixth Avenue’s block parties!
Spidey’s operating in the front, along with the big Avengers trifecta of Bucky-Cap, new-armor Iron Man and more-viking-accurate Thor. The Black Knight, Brother Voodoo, Venus and, of course, Captain Britain are there for the party too, but I’m blanking on the remaining duo. Who’s white-shawl and steel-sword girl on the right? And who’s red-tie, droopy-part and glasses man on the left?
The promo pic comes straight from writer Paul Cornell’s website, who also has some enthusiastic words of hype for the special limited series.
Age of Heroes is an upcoming four issue miniseries from Marvel, which presents a panorama of the Marvel Universe after the events of The Siege are over. And Leonine Leonard Kirk and I are very happy to be part of it! Because Captain Britain and MI-13 (apart from two members who are... busy doing something else) are involved, in one of two short strips I've written for this anthology. (The other one features the Young Masters from Dark Reign: Young Avengers.) So this is the first of (hopefully) four more appearances coming up for members of the team this year, that I know of. (Mark Waid already surprised me by plonking Brian and Dane in Strange.) I'm especially pleased that the other three writers on the title are Corking Kurt Busiek, Delectable Dan Slott and Rollicking Rick Remender.
Sounds like a party. Cornell doesn’t give us an idea of when this anthology party’s hitting, so keep your perceptive, pickled peepers peeled.
An aside, I’ll take this opportunity to recommend you all pick up the Alan Moore/Davis CAPTAIN BRITAIN trade that came out a few years ago. The tome collects the duo’s early 80’s defining work on the character. It’s a rollicking, ripping and (smashing?) good yarn that introduced the multiversal Captain Britain Corps, totally cuckoo-crazy reality-warper Mad Jim Jaspers and, my favorite, the unstoppable, shape-changing Fury (a character that’d later serve as the basis for everybody’s favorite ultimate sentinel, Nimrod).
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.