According to Newsarama there had been a rumor circulating last week that Captain Britain & MI:13 was on the chopping block, but thankfully, over the weekend Marvel quickly squashed the rumor…and while promising a strong commitment to the book, and an upcoming storyline featuring none other than Doctor Doom and Dracula, they provided readers with an additional piece of news:
The series isn’t cancelled—in fact, we’re coming up on a storyline that’s going to change the team forever starting in Captain Britain & MI13 #10 when Doom & Dracula enter the mix. Add in the return of Meggan, an appearance by the team in Mighty Avengers and more for a pretty exciting time to be a fan of the series!
Wow, taking that at face value and considering the creative team in charge, I’m going to assume that it’s safe for me to get really freaking excited about this! I’ve been waiting patiently for her to return following the sacrifice she made for Captain Britain & Co. in the pages of Uncanny X-Men several years ago (ironically, at Chris Claremont’s hands), knowing full well that she was way too special a character to be gone for too long — that when the time was right a good creative team would bring her back and do good by her and the good Captain. So here’s to Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk and the [very hopeful] return of Meggan to the Marvel Universe!
And if you really aren’t all that aware of Captain Britain and Meggan, or what all the hub-bub is about, PLEASE do yourself a favor and track down the original Excalibur material by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis. I guarantee that they’ll be some of the most well crafted, entertaining, comics that you’ll ever read.