When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)

Sometimes I look at American writers writing Captain Britain and Excalibur comic books for Marvel and I feel a little like, well, a little like Brian Braddock in today's Excalibur #13. Pure xenophobia on my part, I know.

When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)
Excalibur #13

I'm always going to want the likes of Dave Thorpe, Alan Davis, Alan Moore, Jamie Delano, Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing or the like. I'll take Chris Claremont or Dan Slott as they grew up or lived here. Though Claremont's Britishisms on Facebook can be a little tortuous (sorry Chris!) So Tini Howard writing Excalibur, was going to make me furrow my brow a little. But it's been pretty good, and today's Excalibur #13 relaxed me a lot.

When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)
Excalibur #13

"Pear-shaped", to mean that things are going wrong, originating in the Royal Air Force as a cleaner version of "tits up", and as a result being initially used more by the upper classes, such as Brian Braddock, as opposed to the more common alternative "Pete Tong". But Betsy Braddock seems more likely to be dropping glottal stops, shouting back. And even when Betsy uses Americanisms…

When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)
Excalibur #13

"Ass" instead of "arse", it is preceded by "monumental" and as Brian points out…

When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)
Excalibur #13

She's not even living in Britain, and hasn't been for some time. And both their speech patterns distinguished from Saturnyne and her far more formal approach.

When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)
When Americans Write Brits In Excalibur #13 (Spoilers)

Nice one, Tini. For your next challenge, introduce a Geordie.

EXCALIBUR #13 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
AUG200623
(W) Tini Howard (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Mahmud Asrar
X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.
Rated T+In Shops: Oct 21, 2020 SRP: $3.99

I bought my comics this week from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.
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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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