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Captain Britain: Dipped in Magic, Clothed in Science (Marvel Comics' Captain Britain)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  132 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Reprints stories from Mighty World of Marvel, illustrated by Alan Davis
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Marvel Comics (first published 1988)
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May 14, 2015 Stephen rated it it was amazing
There are all sorts of reasons this series shouldn't work.

I mean, it's set in England. That, like, almost never happens in American comics.

I was a little (probably quite unfairly) hesitant about reading this. It's a long-standing tradition that American writers can't write British accents well. But then I remembered that Jamie Delano is English himself. Regardless, I needn't have worried. Other writers have often done a bad job with Captain Britain (see Uncanny X-Force volume 4 if you need to un
Mar 17, 2012 Hamish rated it liked it
Alan Davis is fantastic. I think his art here is probably the best I've ever seen it. He inks himself here, and he uses a lot of bold, thick lines and lots of shading, unlike his usual inkers (Farmer and Neary) who tend to give his work a bit more of a cartoony look. No disrespect to Farmer and Neary, but I actually prefer the moodier look Davis' inks give these comics. Strong layouts, great expressions and body language, a flair for depicting the fantastic, excellent character design, Alan does ...more
Aug 09, 2016 Nadia rated it liked it
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So Captain Britain is not Captain America. Captain America was created to punch Hitler and, as far as I've been told, in later days was written to represent the ideal of what America should be but is not. Captain Britain is not an ideal, he's kind of explicitly made out to be a douche though sometimes he's called out on it and learns from it. He represents a kind of elite male in British society that most of the writers that shaped his early days tend to despise and occasionally this shows up in ...more
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Sep 22, 2015 Clayton Greiman rated it liked it
The first half of the book is an excellent follow up to Alan Moore's "Jasper's Warp" tale; I especially liked Psylocke coming into her own as a personality and heroine. Her near rape by her 'brother' and her eyes being gouged out were the 80's Marvel equivalent of Sue Dibny being raped by Doctor Light. You don't often see women subject to that level of violence in the comic book world...but those acts served not to destroy Psylocke but to strengthen her.

Where the book falters in in the same spot
R. Morris
This is the book that got me excited about Captain Britain and led right into Excalibur, one of my personal favorite Marvel titles of all-time. Alan Davis' art has certainly improved over the years but you can see from this volume that his style really hasn't changed much at all. Plenty of interesting characters that cross over into Excalibur as well, characters that those readers might not really have understood fully if they hadn't read this collection first. Most importantly, I think this jus ...more
Oct 20, 2012 Adrien rated it really liked it
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This is the last run of Captain Britain before Excalibur. This are the issues after Alan Moore's run and they wrap up the series. They have that feeling of British weirdness that I like and have since found in Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol run.
It's so much fun to read these comics, since as an American, it's a universe with which I am totally unfamiliar. Besides the typically beautiful art of Alan Davis, the stories also show a plethora of new and creative concepts and characters. Fun!
Scott Fogel
Sep 04, 2014 Scott Fogel rated it liked it
These stories are the last issues of the British series before Excalibur started. Introduced Meagan and how Betsy Bradock(psylocke) lost her eyes.
Always a big fan of Alan Davis
Jul 24, 2015 Kerri rated it really liked it
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This is one of the craziest books I've ever read. It goes from one insane adventure to the next. It is full of imagination and surprises.
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Jamie Delano aka A. William James began writing comics professionally in the early 1980s. Latterly he has been writing prose fiction with "BOOK THIRTEEN" published by his own LEPUS BOOKS imprint ( in 2012 and Leepus: DIZZY in April 2014.

Jamie lives in semi-rural Northamptonshire with his partner, Sue. They have three adult children and a considerable distraction of gran
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