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Excalibur #23

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


As guardians of the gate, Excalibur has sworn to safely escort those who quest to the Otherworld within, but their duties are tested to their limits when DOOM returns to Avalon.

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32 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Overall. This is a really fun issue that offered up a few laughs as well as some nice action beats.
  • 80


    After dealing with trying to juggle far too many plotlines with its last issue, Excalibur gets back on track thanks to the help of the caped and metal armored fan-favorite character out of Latveria. Month after month the art team nails it and deserves far more recognition for the truly amazing worlds and images they are crafting.
  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Excalibur #23 kicks off another adventure for the Excalibur team as they venture back into Otherworld with Dr. Doom. The star of this comic is Dr. Doom, his reactions to Otherworld and his interactions with Captain Britain steal the show every time. The story with Doom does feel concluded by the end, meanwhile the comic builds up some mystery and intrigue to prepare the book for a new Arthurian storyline.
  • 74

    Comic Watch

    This wonderful creative team continues to complete my needs for a DnD like story. It was very fun to see Doom in this issue. I enjoyed his interactions with Betsy. I'm happy to see Meggan continuing to become a part of the team.
  • 70

    Comics: The Gathering

    Overall, this book is an adequate installment to the series. It has some fun exciting moments, but it does feel a bit drawn out. A new story plot is set up in this issue, but as of now nothing else of importance seems to have happened. Unless what Doom was looking for has implications on the mutants and on Otherworld in the future.
  • 60

    What's on the page rarely lives up to its own promise, but the promise remains incredibly enticing given the sprawling stakes and rich elements of lore ranging from Arthurian tales to modern, reality-bending sci-fi tales. It's hard to look away even when much of the execution comes up short.

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About the Author: Tini Howard

Tini Howard is an American comic book writer. She is best known for her work on X-Men titles, namely Excalibur as well as Boom Studio’s Power Ranger titles. It was announced in mid-October 2021 that she’d be taking over Catwoman at DC Comics starting with issue #39.


As a winner of the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt, Tini Howard’s first comics credit was 2014’s Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament. She then continued working with Top Cow Productions. She has since been a writer on comic book iterations of properties like Rick and Morty, Power Rangers and Barbie, as well as created comic books like Assassinistas and Euthanauts, which were published by IDW.

In 2019 at the C2E2 “Women of Marvel” panel, it was announced Howard had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. Since then, she’s worked on the company writing Excalibur (as part of Dawn of X), Strikeforce, Death’s Head, Thanos and Age of Conan: Belit.

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