• Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales1

    Upon her reemergence as a Captain Britain supporting character, Betsy Braddock retained little of her previous page character. Her blonde though changeable bob was now chest-length purple, worn in a half-up style that resembled a large cottage loaf, or a Portuguese man o’ war. Career-wise she was “still” a model, but no longer a charter

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 7: Your Brother and Your Sister

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 7: Your Brother and Your Sister0

    Betsy Braddock is a fairly famous comics character. [She is certainly not Linda McQuillan, but we’ll get there. –Ed.] She debuted as an X-Man in the 80s, moving from New Mutants Annual #2 in the summer of ‘86 to X-Men Annual #10 in the autumn of that year. By the full swing of ‘87 she

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  • Claremont’s Consequences: Discussing “Asian Betsy” in 2018

    Claremont’s Consequences: Discussing “Asian Betsy” in 20186

    When I spoke to Chris Claremont in 2017 (the fruit of which is yet to see light—forgive me, I’m a ~Creative and I’ve never heard of schedules) I took a moment to ask him about his decision to turn Betsy Braddock, the white, English X-Men member, into a woman who appeared to be and is

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