BrodietheSlayer's Official Comic Book Review Thread Feb 24, 2021 0:16:56 GMT -5 Ultimo Gallos likes this
Post by BrodietheSlayer on Feb 24, 2021 0:16:56 GMT -5
Mighty World of Marvel #7
"The Candlelight Dialogues"
Cover Date: Dec, 1983
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: Alan Davis
Feature Characters: Captain Britain
Villain/s: Beetle Guards
Special Guests: Meggan (1st Appearance of), Sue Parsons (1st Appearance of), & Victoria Bentley/(The Following in Flashback/Story Form Only) Betsy Braddock, Saturnyne, Tom Lennox, Allison Double, & Emma Collins
Mad Jim Jaspers has conquered Britain, but rebellion is fomenting in the prison camps...
REPRINT STORIES ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE (But Not Reviewed):
WOLVERINE #3 & a Night Raven Text Story
No, we haven't started another run. We are still very much still covering the Alan Moore/Alan Davis CAPTAIN BRITAIN run. I guess running stories in a book mainly known for DAREDEVIL reprints just wasn't the massive success that Marvel UK thought it would be, so, that book was (or at least the non Daredevil parts of it) essentially folded into the pages of this book, which also reprinted stories from the Marvel on the other side of the pond. The focus of these stories will vary a lot more than they did on THE DAREDEVILS, but we're still a little ways away from the good Captain having his own book. Like with the last book jump that happened during the Moore/Davis CB run, Moore uses this story as kind of a bridge to what is going to happen in the stories following. In this case, it's a conversation between two characters (the shape changing Meggan, who makes her first appearance here, and Sue Parsons, a low grade psychic, who also makes her first appearance) in what appears to be just a dark room. Of course, we soon learn that the two have been imprisoned as part of "Mad" James Jaspers' scheme to get rid of all of the superhumans, much like the "Mad" Jim Jaspers did on Earth 238. This is through both STRIKE (Britain's SHIELD, which is secretly being controlled by crime lord, The Vixen) and through some sort of strange Beetle-like guards that Jaspers had most likely created, and between all that, Jaspers has quite quickly completely taken over Great Britain. At the very end of the story, we see this to be VERY and frighteningly true, as we see that Meggan and Sue have been imprisoned in a full on concentration camp, which one could only imagine would have quickly become a death camp, were things to continue on longer.
The main focus of this story, other than showing how horrible things have gotten in such a short time, is showing what a hero Captain Britain has become to those in these concentration camps, as we see the two characters telling different stories about what could have happened to Brian Braddock and the other superhumans he brought with him to try and stop Jaspers and his plan. We first see a very realistic story depicting Brian springing into action against a group of Beetle guards who were trying to heard citizens into camps, and then quickly go into the realm of myths, as we then see Brian fighting a literal mountain of Beetle guards, being killed, and being tortured into giving up other superhumans. However, Meggan and Sue don't believe the last two stories, and hope that Captain Britain will come back like the grand hero they see him as, and set them all free. He will certainly try, as we see in the next few issues, which will be the grand finale' of this run...and it will most definitely be GRAND. In the next issue, we'll check in on our three most important characters in this run, to see where each are at during this particular point of the story. Of course, I'm not sure a nigh unstoppable killing machine really counts as a "character," but it is most definitely important to how things will play out once we reach our big climax.