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Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis, Vol. 1 (Excalibur Visionaries)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Excalibur leader Captain Britain is double-teamed by problems when the Technet take over his house and he's abducted to be put on trial by his fellow Captain Britains Meanwhile, Excalibur's own ranks grow as Widget, Kylun, and Cerise join the action - presuming anyone on the team survives the wrath of the Anti-Phoenix Plus, more than four years of mutant madness culminates ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 24th 2009 by Marvel Comics Group
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Nicolo Yu
Feb 19, 2016 Nicolo Yu rated it liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
Excalibur is an underrated title. Like Alpha Flight, a superhero team and monthly comic title better known for its being Canadian, much of the charm of the monthly Excalibur comes from being based in the British Isles. So you have supporting characters speaking in word balloons with an almost unreadable accent and stakeouts in downtown London. Being a British super-team doesn’t stop it from having most of its adventures situated in the Otherworld, a nexus of the Marvel multi-verse and those stor ...more
Sesana
Dec 13, 2012 Sesana rated it liked it
After Claremont left the title, Alan Davis took over both writing and art duties. This was actually a very good thing. Davis's art is a great fit for a more light-hearted superhero book like this, and I have to applaud him for giving all of the main characters their own unique and consistent looks. (As in, there's no way that I could ever confuse Rachel and Kitty, even if Kitty dyed her hair red, because they have different features. It's amazing how often this is not the case.) Most of the trad ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 29, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
Davis really revitalizes the comic, which was wavering in Claremont’s last days (and became irrelevant in the half-year afterward). He does a masterful job of revisiting Claremont’s many loose ends and closing them effortlessly, whether it be major issues like Technet’s hunt for Rachel or minor ones like Nightcrawler and Megan’s attraction. He simultaneously manages to match the best of Excalibur’s humorous tone, and even returns to old plots, characters, and settings from the original Captain B ...more
Hamish
Aug 11, 2016 Hamish rated it really liked it
EDIT 8/11/16: My criticism of the last issue still stands, but the rest is good (and that last issue isn't necessarily bad, just disappointing) and Davis' art is so fantastic that I will change this to a 4.

I would like to reiterate how much I love Alan Davis and how much the first eight issues here epitomize what a good, straight-forward super-hero comic should be: wonderfully drawn, very funny, charming, gripping, addictive. The final issue epitomizes what people generally hate about super-hero
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Lisa Feld
Sep 28, 2014 Lisa Feld rated it it was amazing
Shelves: princeton
This is absolutely my favorite part of Excalibur's run, where it all comes together. Alan Davis is at the top of his game, with beautiful, seemingly effortless brilliance in his art and even a few visual puns thrown in, and the writing is amazing, bringing together a dozen different plots and subplots from the comic into one gorgeous crescendo. It's an absolute joy to read.
Ryan Viergutz
This was a long volume but a good one. When Excalibur gets referred to as the 'weirdest and wackiest superhero team' they aren't bloody fooling. They aren't dysfunctional so much as they're a mix of characters that probably wouldn't always work in the same story and roam around alternate dimensions and get dragged into schemes that look them look coherent. o_o

I love pretty much all of these characters and that says a lot, I think.
Angela
Oct 20, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
Another multi dimensional adventure. Captain Britain is put on trial and finally lots of plot strings are tied together. Some nice little scenes but not cohesive enough to get a 4 star.
Markus Seaberry
May 26, 2010 Markus Seaberry rated it liked it
A decent read, Alan Davis' art was good, but too many unresolved plotlines and a flimsy conclusion keep it from being the excellent read that I had hoped for.
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