(would be the sickest name for a cartoon ⚔️)
I am of two minds. The first is eager for Knights of X, because it wants to see Betsy rally the Captain Britain corps and a handful of plucky mutants to wage an epic struggle against Merlyn and his witchbreed-hating hordes for the fate of Otherworld. Should be awesome, and I am totally here for it.
The other mind is eager for Knights of X because it hopes to see Rachel take Betsy in her arms and give her a long, slow, deep, soft, wet kiss that lasts 22 pages.
The ending of Excalibur made me cry, and I am so ridiculously excited for Knights of X (and Secret X-Men, but boy did I love Excalibur, and Rachel on the cover makes me even more excited for KoX).
There has been something I've been thinking about when it comes to Otherworld, though, in regards to the Omniverse... And this is a long one. This might be a "don't worry about it" or "that will be explained in Knights of X", in which case, I'm more than happy to wait. Even if it's never explained, won't detract from my enjoyment of KoX. Anyways, I've been trying to wrap my head around the mechanics of Otherworld since XoS. We know:
1. There is only one Otherworld, with all of its provinces
2. There is an omniverse, which we're all used to, each with a variation of Captain Britain as protector (speaking of which, I would LOVE an EXiles easter egg to pop up somewhere, but am not expecting that due to the tangled knot of continuity that entire series presented to Marvel Omniverse)
3. There is at least AN Amenth
What I'm wondering about is if any other dimension has an External Gate that leads to Otherworld (we do know there's a Captain Krakoa somewhere in the Multiverse). Do a lot of dimensions have an External Gate that lead to the same place in Otherworld, and then only leads back to their native dimension from Otherworld? Or is 616 the only dimension in creation that's created an External Gate? And, for that matter, do other dimensions have regular gates in Otherworld as well?
With regards to Amenth, it seemed Earth's equal and opposite number on the map. Does that imply an infinite number of Amenths, or is Amenth special? For that matter, it seems that 616 has an undue amount of influence on Otherworld: the current rulers of Dryador, Jaime Braddock, etc., all came from 616. Is that because the omniverse was reborn around the 616 and they got a head start on everyone else, is it because "hey, that's who our story is about; don't worry about it", or something else? It seems that we've seen very few variants from other worlds in comparison to the old Captain Britain tales (which, I mean, is probably just because the new Captain Britain Corps is, like 5 minutes old).
Okay, that was ridiculously long-winded. I just love omniversal shenanigans, Otherworld, Excalibur, and all that jazz. I know you can probably answer or confirm 1,9% of this at most, and I'm totally not gonna be at all disappointed by "wait for the book to come out"!
Anyways, thanks again for all of your hard work. Excalibur meant a lot to me, and I can't wait to see what you and the team have in store for Knights of X.
I love everything about this post. Excalibur was tremendous, and I can’t wait for Knights of X.
Your Excalibur run was the greatest since Claremont and Moore. I love Moore's creations and you gave them to me on a silver platter! I bought 2 of each issue! Is it bad that I already want a Secret X-Men ongoing?😆😉
You know how to sell a comic. I mean "...girls, gays, Bei" I'm in! I'm excited to finally see Bei on a regular series, her cameos here and there have been great but I've been waiting for her to get some actual development. Also, I feel like she and Shatterstar have stuff in common and as Ric said in one of the Excalibur issues I like that those two get along. Talking about Ric and 'Star, thanks for that moment in the last issue, you know which one ;) what's more romantic than to kill an evil sorcerer together? fun date ideas ricstar style lol
Anyway, I'll wait for the official announcement of Knights of X to get more info, just know that I'm excited for what's to come 🙌✨✨
I was going to say that's a great Catwoman, but then I saw the weapon in her hand and thought it would be best not to go all "Ron Burgundy"
I absolutely adored Excalibur, X of Swords, & Knights of X.
The problem is that by almost any stretch, Excalibur were the bad guys. Merlyn was treacherously deposed by Saturnyne. King Arthur is the rightful ruler of Avalon. Excalibur usurped his usurper (and it looked like Jaime cheated) and put a murderous madman on the throne who broke his word and let Apocalypse vivisect Morgan. They murdered their fellow mutants to create the External Gate. They've continued to used forbidden dragonfire, endangering the fabric of reality. Bei took part in the genocide of Dryador. This isn't the mutants' world, and they're colonizers and conquerors, not immigrants.
Many of us UK supporters of Captain Britain and UK heros are passionately waiting for UK characters to appear in a UK based comic. Dark Angel was a friend of Betsys. Albion (Peter Hunter)'s link to Merlin can easily be worked in to the stories.....we're waiting for UK characters to appear in a UK based series. Please gift us a storyline Tini xx