Captain Britain and MI:13 #5

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Pat Olliffe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Blade is back. And what is Lady Jacqueline Falsworth to him, except another dead vampire? Plus: Excalibur in the suburbs, the tears of a Skrull and tea with Union Jack.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 17, 2008

    Best new series in a long time. I don't know these characters, aside from knowing them to see them, I have no prior attachments to them and I can't believe I'm enjoying this as much as I am. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 16, 2008

    Captain Britain and MI-13 is one of a handful of books that keep me buying monthly comics. In just a few issues, it's already established itself as one of Marvel's best current superhero titles, and probably the book that's truest to the Marvel spirit of colourful yet flawed heroes fighting fantastical villains in a realistic and imperfect modern world. Newcomers to the book's universe are well-served by succinct, elegant exposition and effective, immediate characterisation - especially impressive considering the size of the cast - and readers of Cornell's previous work with MI-13 in the pages of Wisdom will be pleased to see the concept find such a good home (and they'll be particularly overjoyed to see a certain Captain Midlands make a cameo appearance in these very pages). I simply can't imagine anyone not enjoying this series - and I can't wait to see what Cornell has planned for my home town of Birmingham over the course of the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Sep 17, 2008

    Captain Britain and MI-13 has to be the most surprising new Marvel title to come out this year. Nothing was expected of it, but it has delivered the goods every issue thus far. Now that we're one issue into the second arc, I think I can safely recommend this title to anyone looking to add something new to their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 17, 2008

    This issue doesn't accomplish much beyond establishing the team's direction and revealing a bit about how the recruitment process proceeds to fill the team's ranks. This is a perfect breather for the team, both of characters and creators, as the cliffhanger final page indicates that we've got a lot coming up in one of Marvel's surprisingly enjoyable new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 12, 2008


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