X-Lapsed, Episode 038 – Excalibur #5 (2020)
Excalibur (vol.4) #5 (March, 2020)
“Verse V: Panic on the Streets of London”
Writer – Tini Howard
Art – Marcus To
Colors – Erick Arciniega
Letters – VC’s Cory Petit
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: January 8, 2020
Today’s issue of Excalibur is… well, kind of all over the place. Lotta stuff happens… nebulously. We even get yet another mutant “death”!
Also: Your humble host learns a bit more about Britishness… just enough to realize he still hasn’t the foggiest idea what he’s talking about! Join in for all the fun!
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This was the last issue of Excalibur that I bought and I remembered none of it. It is genuinely all over the place and makes no sense.
Onto your comments, it's weird how we see other countries. It's interesting that you know about the IRA solely from Web of Spider-Man and Action Comics Weekly. I bought both of those books when they came out and thought they were both a little tin-eared.
As I look even more Irish than I am I grew up with some odd experiences. As a teenager I would be "randomly" searched for weapons whenever I went into London. And there was a very weird week when an ex-pupil of my school was killed trying to set a bomb for the IRA and we got chased at the school gates by reporters wanting to know if we were all being taught to be terrorists.
Of course later in life I discovered my Grandad had smuggled weapons for the IRA. Apparently the fighters would give schoolchildren guns to take over the border in return for sweeties (candy) as the army didn't search kids. Apparently Grandad did it a lot as he had a very sweet tooth. He ended up dying of type 2 diabetes so we can probably claim that he was a victim of the Irish war of Independence.
Do you know when your Irish ancestors left Ireland? We discovered recently that all the Irish censuses up to 1911 are available for free online so it's really easy to investigate even with just a name. My Mum was particularly happy to see my Grandad listed as a "scholar" which is the only occupation they can give you when you're 5 years old.