"Captain Britain and MI13" (Marvel, 2008-2009) Created by Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk
Oh, did Marvel have something, here. "Captain Britain and MI13" was like nothing the publisher had published before, mixing world myth with modern superheroics and a distinct vibe of constant innovation and imagination. The book fleshed out established characters like Captain Britain, Meggan and the Black Knight while giving them new mission statements even as it added to the Marvel Universe with the new wielder of Excalibur, a female, Muslim doctor named Faiza, and boy, did Cornell write one frightening Dracula. The book's major story arc saw the lord of vampires team with Dr. Doom to wage war on Earth from his new headquarters on the moon. Yeah, it was that kind of awesome. The team's leader, Pete Wisdom, cemented his reputation as one of the coolest characters at Marvel during the books run, sort of a super-powered John Constantine who did what he had to do to save his planet. Oh, and the series also featured a heroic Skrull who shapeshifted himself to look like John Lennon. "Captain Britain and MI13" muddled along for a phenomenal fifteen issues before Marvel pulled the plug, leaving fans with just over a year's worth of some of the most fun stories Marvel published all decade.