This selection of Captain Britain stories involve villains such as The Fury, Mad James Jaspers, Slaymaster, Vixen and Meggan - of course, someone who is fated not to be a villain but a very important supporting cast member for Cap in the years to come.
The stories are wonderfully coloured and given a nice modern day makeover. The quality of the book overall is top notch. The stories are far better than earlier Cap tales but are a little jarring from time to time. The stories aren't always explained well; the narrative is often left for the reader to come to their own conclusions about what is happening. This suits some, not others.
The most important part of this volume, however, is the development of Betsy Braddock, better known as the X-Men Psylocke. Within this single volume, she looses her first love, Tom Lennox, she becomes the second Captain Britain, develops her own super-hero career and finally, has something very terrible happen to her by Slaymaster, which eventually leads to the character coming under the control of the X-Man villain Mojo (that's a different continuity headache for another time!). Suffice it to say, this volume is a necessary slice of X-Men lore on its own merits. But as a pure Captain Britain volume, it also scores well, and for the creepy yet captivating introduction of Meggan alone, it is worth entry.
Important historically for the characters involved, but a nice digital colouring spruce up improves what are a confusing yet quality run of stories. Recommended, but takes a bit of effort to enjoy.