- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Books; First Edition edition (August 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785137602
- ISBN-13: 978-0785137603
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 7.6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,126,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Captain Britain Omnibus Hardcover – August 12, 2009
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
The Captain Britain omnibus collects all the issues listed above and throws in New Mutants Annual #2, Uncanny X-Men Annual #11, Captain America #305-306, and some nice extras as well. This is the omnibus I have been waiting years for.
The omnibus does not include earlier stories of Captain Britain, such as those from Captain Britain Weekly (UK) (the first ten issues of which were written by Chris Claremont), Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain (UK), and the "Otherworld Saga" which ran in the Hulk (UK) Comic. For completion's sake, it would be great to see a second omnibus of this material.
Although it is entertaining to see Alan Moore play with some of his Marvel Man themes before that great epic.
Now the not so good... You know how after a really good meal you will sometimes have a really, really good dessert? Well, the end of this book is like the pineapple upside down cake of that great meal. I don't know what happened to Chris Claremont but at one time he was a very good writer. The early X-men years, of course, spring to mind. I think success went to his head because the X stories featuring Captain Britain that he wrote are hold-your-nose awful. Stop at chapter 47 because the rest is pure garbage. Not worth your time.
But as you saw I still give the book 5 stars.
The Amazon site labels this the "Captain Britain by Alan Moore and Alan Davis Omnibus", which is a trifle misleading if one is not familiar with the content. Davis's name being used like that is accurate; he was involved, either as writer, artist, or both, in all but 44 of the collection's 601 pages of story. Moore, however, while the author of the most famous segment of this period (the bulk of the "Jaspers' Warp" epic), is only responsible for about a third of the collection. Anyone buying this expecting 600 pages of Alan Moore stories should know that this is not the case. That said, 200 pages of Moore is very much worth buying, and the remainder, by Davis and other creators, is also excellent (they are herein discussed, so some spoilers).
Unlike most of Marvel's Omnibuses, which focus on the work of a unified creative force (an author, generally, occasionally also a single artist; the "Wolverine Omnibus" is the other most recent notable exception), this one covers an entire era in the history of the Captain Britain mythos. What might be called the second volume, beginning publication in 1981 a few years after the first ended, and ending before the launch of the "Excalibur" team book featuring some of the characters in 1987.Read more ›