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Library JournalDuring a period when most of the X-Men were thought to be dead, survivors Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), and Rachel Summers (who inherited the Phoenix power from her mother, an alternate-reality Jean Grey) moved to England and joined superstrong Captain Britain and his shape-shifting lady friend, Meggan, to form a new superteam, Excalibur. When these stories were first published in 1989, multiple overarching plot lines were the norm in superhero comics, and there's a lot going on here, much of it as yet unresolved: a mysterious weakening of Meggan's and Captain Britain's powers during a sojourn in New York; the machinations of Captain Britain's ex-lover, high-powered banker Courtney Ross; and the unexplained appearance of a Nazi version of Excalibur from an alternate Earth, investigated by the British government's Weird Happenings Organization (WHO). While maintaining the focus on character examination and team interaction that helped make the 1980s X-Men so successful, Claremont and cocreator Davis inject a lighter, more humorous feel here. The highly accomplished Davis is equally adept at muscular men, gorgeous, lithe women, and weird creatures; unfortunately, several stories here penciled by other artists can't compare. Inconsistent but still entertaining; recommended for teen and adult X-Men fans.