In Review: Excalibur (2019-) #8


Synopsis: HARK! THE HUNT FOR TRUTH! Excalibur emerges from the woods with a journey before them.

The Story

Picking up from the last issue. Captain Britain, Rogue, Gambit, Richtor, and Jubilee have been sent on a mission by Apocalypse to kill five warwolves and bring him their skulls. In order to do this, they must join a hunt on the estate of Cullen Bloodstone, who is not particularly keen on mutants and will do just about anything he can to prevent them from getting what they need, which includes changing the rules of the hunt. Knowing full well that they are potentially walking into a trap. Captain Britain and her team agree to Cullen Bloodstones’ new rules but have a contingency plan. Should things not go their way.


Wilton Santos gets the art duties on this issue and does a solid job of it throughout the issue. The panels where Jubilee challenges Cullen Bloodstone on his rules and gets a bit tetchy with him is really well-drawn. Especially from the point of view of the body language and facial expressions being on a par with the tension in the room. The best art of course is reserved for the hunt where the team decide its probably more prudent to do things their way. Once again the drawing of the Warwolves gives us an interesting look in that they look nothing like wolves, but kind of look pretty damn cool anyhow.


This issue seems to wrap up the hunting part of the story arc, but I get the feeling there’s more to come and look forwards to finding out whether or not Cullen Bloodstone will seek revenge on Betsy and her team. Especially given that he was in contact with eth Akkabba Coven. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Excalibur (2019-) #8
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