• Captain Britain Reading Diary 9: He’s Union Jack But He’s Never at Sea

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 9: He’s Union Jack But He’s Never at Sea0

    After Captain Britain lost his own-titled Marvel UK book, he moved over to Marvel Bigpants and, back under the covetous wings of his original co-creator Chris Claremont and his most earnest stepfather Alan Davis, became Pillar One of the “I had too many X-Men and couldn’t fit them all in one book” monthly title Excalibur.

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales0

    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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  • Young Justice #1 Review: Great Fun But Where’s Superboy?

    Young Justice #1 Review: Great Fun But Where’s Superboy?0

    Young Justice #1 Brian Michael Bendis (Writer), Patrick Gleason (Artist), Alejandro Sanchez (Colours), DC Lettering (Letters) DC Comics 9 January 2019 Gemworld has, for years, been affected by the tide of events afflicting Earth. But the denizens of the blue marble are unaware of this, blissfully living their lives while Gemworld suffers. The rulers of

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 3: Enemy in the Front Room

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 3: Enemy in the Front Room0

    Captain Britain Weekly is dead; long live Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain! Super Spider-Man had been a weekly magazine headlined by Spidey. Now, starting with issue #231, it also contained the Captain. Spider-Man came first, with fourteen pages of Lee/Buscema reprint. Then CB (still all-new material) got seven, followed by The Avengers (reprints) and then

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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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