• 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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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 2: S.T.R.I.K.E While the Day is Hot

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 2: S.T.R.I.K.E While the Day is Hot0

    After Claremont left, Gary Friedrich picked up the scripting duties. Co-creator of Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, acclaimed for scripting Marvel’s Frankenstein, Friedrich was a solid option for a character so stoutly grounded in occultism. His experience on war comics may even have tailored him well to the British readership, as to today Commando

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 1: Sun Over a Stone Circle

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 1: Sun Over a Stone Circle0

    In the beginning, there was Claremont. Chris Claremont was born in London, and that either means something to him or means enough to other people that he talks about it as if it means something about him. In his introduction to the trade collection Captain Britain: Birth of a Hero, Claremont talks about the creation

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