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Marvel promo poster for the Excalibur Special Edition #1 (1988) one-shot featuring gorgeous art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary.  My first encounter with the art of Alan Davis was in New Mutants Annual #2 (1986) and I fell immediately in love with his smooth lines, expressive faces and remarkable ability to convey emotion and energy. That annual was also my introduction to Captain Britain, Psylocke and the mythology of Marvel UK that was completely new and fascinating to me. Fast forward a couple of years and Excalibur was like a dream come true with the pairing of Chris Claremont and Alan Davis in a book with a great cast of characters that further expanded the X-Universe and set the stage for years of great stories to come.