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    Claire Napier

    Critic, ex-Editor in Chief at WWAC, independent comics editor; the rock that drops on your head. Find me at clairenapierclairenapier@gmail.com and give me lots of money

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 10: Howl at the Moon

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 10: Howl at the Moon0

    The last period of Captain Britain’s hometown publication is split three ways: Alan Davis and reserve writers, Alan Davis and Jamie Delano, and Alan Davis going solo. It’s the most lastingly recognisable segment of superhero comics in Captain Britain’s history—it combines an unhappy hero with family drama and romantic tension, villainy from within and maimings

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Back and Good

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Back and Good1

    Unto each generation, a story is told— When considering a comic book, it’s pertinent to consider its target audience and who it’s marketed to or for whom it’s easy to find. For a franchised book, or an adaptation of an existing success, the question becomes more interesting along with that relevancy: Is this just for

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 9: He’s Union Jack But He’s Never at Sea

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 9: He’s Union Jack But He’s Never at Sea0

    After Captain Britain lost his own-titled Marvel UK book, he moved over to Marvel Bigpants and, back under the covetous wings of his original co-creator Chris Claremont and his most earnest stepfather Alan Davis, became Pillar One of the “I had too many X-Men and couldn’t fit them all in one book” monthly title Excalibur.

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales1

    Upon her reemergence as a Captain Britain supporting character, Betsy Braddock retained little of her previous page character. Her blonde though changeable bob was now chest-length purple, worn in a half-up style that resembled a large cottage loaf, or a Portuguese man o’ war. Career-wise she was “still” a model, but no longer a charter

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