Marvel UK Revolutionary War in January 2014 | Fanboys Anonymous

Marvel UK Revolutionary War in January 2014

Posted by Dan Ashley Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Anticipation and excitement are in abundance right now as the UK's greatest export under Marvel is back with a major event. Fanboys Anonymous is proud to present Marvel UK's Revolutionary War.

Marvel UK Revolutionary War Alpha coming to Marvel comics January 2014

Marvel UK is an imprint of Marvel that was originally established in 1972 simply to reprint existing Marvel comics for the British market. It later flourished and began to produce its own original works, thanks to writers and artists such as Alan Moore, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon, and Grant Morrison, and as a result we had characters such as Captain Britain, Union Jack, Spitfire, Pete Wisdom, Night Raven, Motormouth, Death's Head, Death's Head II, Dark Angel, and Killpower.

As a result of an ailing UK market in the '90s, Marvel UK was plagued with problems that resulted in the eventual buyout by Panini Comics. Cancellations and reboots aplenty followed; Captain Britain's adventures were some of few that really stood out. With members of the X-Men joining Excalibur, the British version of Professor X's team, Captain Britain also jumped the Atlantic to join the Avengers briefly, but his own team hasn't had a good run for a long while, and here we are.

So it's a pleasure for fans to see Brian Braddock and what is now MI 13 reunited for Revolutionary War. Fanboys got a glimpse of some lush artwork and a piece of the plot:
Long ago, Captain Britain, Dark Angel, Motormouth, and the pantheon of Marvel UK heroes believed they had defeated the shadowy Mys-Tech organization in one Earth-shattering climactic battle. But they were wrong. Mys-Tech has returned, and their presence threatens not only the world – but the entire universe!
Now, Marvel UK’s greatest heroes must band together for the first time in 20 years to stop a long forgotten enemy. But are they too late?

Richard Elson art work for Marvel UK Revolutionary War Alpha #1

Written by Andy Lanning and Simon Cowsill, with artwork by Richard Elson and Mark Brooks, Revolutionary War will be an eight-part series also accompanied by various one-shots charting the UK heroes' attempts to stop Mys-Tech dead in their tracks. I just can't say enough about how lovely Elson's work is looking.

Captain Britain Brian Braddock fights Mys-Tech with MI 13 members in Revolutionary War Alpha
This artwork, I like it. ANOTHER!
Fans who remember the aforementioned past events are excited and we should all be. This is a great time for Marvel, the early months of 2014 particularly, with a tour de force of returning favorites. It's honestly shocking that Marvel UK hasn't had more of an international impact over the years, considering the caliber of Marvel talent that hails from the UK. So this is a pretty big event.

Sound off, Fanboys and Fangirls! You want some of this? Comments below and thanks for reading.
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