Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Captain Britain and The Siege of Camelot


The fourth volume of Panini UK's excellent collections of early Captain Britain adventures is out this week! Beneath a striking cover by Staz Johnson (shown above) Captain Britain: The Siege of Camelot reprints the conclusion of the Captain Britain / Black Knight series from Hulk Weekly Nos.42 - 55 and 57 - 63 drawn by John Stokes, as well as the Captain Britain strips from Marvel Super Heroes Nos.377 - 389 and The Daredevils Nos. 1 - 11 chronicling the stories by Dave Thorpe, Alan Moore and Alan Davis.

The book also includes exclusive introductions by Steve Parkhouse (writer of the Black Knight series) and David Thorpe, as well as the feature and art from the Captain Britain Summer Special and Inside Comics - A short history of Captain Britain by Alan Moore. There's also a wonderful brand new exclusive frontispiece drawn by John Stokes. Here's a preview of his original artwork...


The remainder of the Alan Davis / Alan Moore material, along with the Jamie Delano tales, will be collected in volume 5.

I for one have been looking forward to this book for many months and I'm sure fans of Captain Britain and British comics in general will welcome it. Collectors of IPC's old comics will be familiar with the work of John Stokes from Buster's Fishboy and Marney the Fox and Valiant's Star Trek strips, and The Black Knight stories he drew for Marvel UK are of the same high standard. Volume 3 of this Captain Britain series, The Lion and The Spider collected the earlier Black Knight strips so it's good to see volume 4 completing the run.

My thanks to Brady Webb at Panini UK for supplying the images and content info.

11 comments:

crow said...

I've been waiting for a reprint of the Hulk comics Captain Britain for years. Good stuff!

For anyone who's interested here's some more John Stokes art from back in the day:

http://britishcomicart.blogspot.com/search/label/John%20Stokes

Wilkie said...

I searched high and low for this today.It's not out.Newsagents don't have it.Bookshops don't have it.Unless anyone can tell me otherwise I'm saying it doesn't exist.I'll bill you for the shoe leather.

Lew Stringer said...

The book is out Wilkie. You won't find it in newsagents as it's a trade paperback. Have you tried comic shops?

Jorzk said...

Cool! Are the Alan Davis stories in this volume presented in black and white? I hope so...

Lew Stringer said...

I don't know yet Jorzk as I've only just ordered my copy from the Book Depository. I'm guessing the ones that were coloured for the reprints in Mighty World of Marvel a couple of years ago will be in colour, but I'll post more info when the book arrives.

Wilkie said...

Comic shops?I asked at my newsagents. They sell comics.They never heard of this book.Even you don't have a copy except on pre order so, back to my original comment, it doesn't exist YET.

Lew Stringer said...

Wilkie, as I said to someone equally as stubborn as you on another forum, I don't post lies. The info came from the editor himself. The book is out. I've ordered it (not PRE ordered it) and it's on its way.

Try Amazon or your nearest *comic shops*.

Wilkie said...

What do you mean, comic shops?

Anonymous said...

Lew; do not feed the trolls.

Kid said...

Well, this book exists 'cos I've got it - it IS massively late 'though - it was due out last November I think.

Anonymous said...

Any update on weather this is in black & white? As much as I loved the omnibus, like Jorzk I really wanna see Alan Davis's art as I remember it from the comic - Deano

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