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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:03 pm

Anyone else a fan of the good Captain? I suspect so, as his name's come up a few times lately. And they've recently released a huge, glorious hardback collected edition of most of his finest (and a few of his not so finest) stories from the early eighties-everything from the 'new look' Captain Britain's debut in Marvel Superheroes #377 right through to his first few appearances in the US Captain America and X-Men titles, a feast of classic Alan Moore/Alan Davis (and Dave Thorpe and Jamie Delano and Chris Claremont and various other people) action! But when are they going to finally reprint Steve Parkhouse and John Stokes's classic Black Knight/Captain Britain epic from Hulk Comic in full, that's what I want to know?


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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:09 pm

That new Captain Britain hardcover I mentioned...


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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:15 pm

Just found this-a photo taken at our street's Queen's Silver Jubilee street party in 1977! The kid on the end is me-dressed, of course, as Captain Britain. The woolly hat was intended to emulate CB's blond hair, yours truly being unfortunately dark...


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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by kembel on Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:18 pm

tony ingram wrote:Just found this-a photo taken at our street's Queen's Silver Jubilee street party in 1977! The kid on the end is me-dressed, of course, as Captain Britain. The woolly hat was intended to emulate CB's blond hair, yours truly being unfortunately dark...


Good stuff, is that the mask from #1? And who are the two sinister looking guys in black to your immediate right?

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Post by felneymike on Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:43 pm

Executioners? To celebrate Charles the first's, erm, not entirely sucessful reign.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:32 pm

When is the 4th Trade paperback coming out? Its been put back/postponed for a while now, course volume 3 has the start of The Black Knight stories.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:46 pm

kembel wrote:

Good stuff, is that the mask from #1? And who are the two sinister looking guys in black to your immediate right?
It is indeed-and the rest of the costume which you had to send off for! Long gone now, sadly...

Those two villains were James Viger and David Drinkwater from Stembridge Rd. My arch foes!

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:51 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:When is the 4th Trade paperback coming out? Its been put back/postponed for a while now, course volume 3 has the start of The Black Knight stories.
I believe it's now supposed to be later this month. Which is a far cry from November 2009, the original publication date. Still, at least we already have about a third of the Black Knight strip-and it's only taken thirty years to get it reprinted! Welcome by the way, Drunkenmaster-nice to see you here!

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:44 pm

tony ingram wrote:
THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:When is the 4th Trade paperback coming out? Its been put back/postponed for a while now, course volume 3 has the start of The Black Knight stories.
I believe it's now supposed to be later this month. Which is a far cry from November 2009, the original publication date. Still, at least we already have about a third of the Black Knight strip-and it's only taken thirty years to get it reprinted! Welcome by the way, Drunkenmaster-nice to see you here!

Thanks, glad its still coming out then. Nice little forum you have here.
Glad Crikey has survived the end of Borders

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:00 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:When is the 4th Trade paperback coming out? Its been put back/postponed for a while now, course volume 3 has the start of The Black Knight stories.
I believe it's now supposed to be later this month. Which is a far cry from November 2009, the original publication date. Still, at least we already have about a third of the Black Knight strip-and it's only taken thirty years to get it reprinted! Welcome by the way, Drunkenmaster-nice to see you here!

Thanks, glad its still coming out then. Nice little forum you have here.
Glad Crikey has survived the end of Borders
We have been set back. we have been delayed, but we will survive. We will grow. We will conquer and destroy. All who oppose us WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!

*ahem*

sorry about that...

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Just in case anyone's interested: starting next issue, on sale in four weeks time, Paul Cornell's Captain Britain & MI13 series is being reprinted in the pages of Panini's Mighty World of Marvel anthology. A quality series that I'd recommend to anyone (Paul, of course, also writes for Doctor Who, and has arguably scripted the best non Steven Moffat written episodes of the revived series).

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:21 pm

tony ingram wrote:We have been set back. we have been delayed, but we will survive. We will grow. We will conquer and destroy. All who oppose us WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!

*ahem*

sorry about that...

oh no you almost exterminated my PC, soon as read that, everything went all weird and i had to shut it down!

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:01 am

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:
tony ingram wrote:We have been set back. we have been delayed, but we will survive. We will grow. We will conquer and destroy. All who oppose us WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!

*ahem*

sorry about that...

oh no you almost exterminated my PC, soon as read that, everything went all weird and i had to shut it down!
Nothing to do with me guv, oh no, definitely not. *ahem*

nice curtains, by the way.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:47 pm

still no sign of this then. Neutral

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:02 am

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:still no sign of this then. Neutral
Which what why? Ah, you mean vol IV of the Panini reprints? Nope, not yet. Getting a wee bit frustrating, now...

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:38 pm

Quick update: Captain Britain volume IV, 'The Siege of Camelot', is now due for release this week! Here's hoping... Very Happy

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:05 pm

tony ingram wrote:Quick update: Captain Britain volume IV, 'The Siege of Camelot', is now due for release this week! Here's hoping... Very Happy

just in time for pay day

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:07 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Quick update: Captain Britain volume IV, 'The Siege of Camelot', is now due for release this week! Here's hoping... Very Happy

just in time for pay day
And only six months late! Very Happy

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:
THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Quick update: Captain Britain volume IV, 'The Siege of Camelot', is now due for release this week! Here's hoping... Very Happy

just in time for pay day
And only six months late! Very Happy

better late than never

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 05, 2010 7:22 pm

...aaaand it's here! The Siege of Camelot, 258 pages of action with Britain's foremost costumed champion and his various associates, concluding the epic Black Knight/Captain Britain saga from the pages of Hulk Comic #42-63 (the first time this material has ever been reprinted) plus all of Dave Thorpe's CB strips from Marvel Superheroes, all of Alan Moore's strips from Marvel Superheroes and The daredevils (presumably the later stuff from Mighty World of Marvel will be in the final volume) and even the text pieces from the Captain britain summer special and Moore's 'Short History of Britain' from Marvel Superheroes #389! Fascinating stuff, some lovely artwork from John Stokes, Alan Davis and Paul Neary, and even a couple of rather fascinating intro pieces by Steve Parkhouse and Dave Thorpe, the latter finally explaining why he left the strip in a fairly uncompromising manner. Highly recommended, even if (for some unfathomable reason) they have elected to print the Thorpe strips in the original black & white while printing the Alan Moore stuff in colour (why? All of it has been previously colourised in various reprint editions!). Some top notch storytelling, here...


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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Wed May 12, 2010 11:10 pm

I am so ordering that at the end of the month!

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MLP* on Sat May 15, 2010 6:36 am

Looks like another US appearance by the Captain is imminent :

http://marvel.com/catalog/?id=15665

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Post by tony ingram on Sat May 15, 2010 7:40 am

Exciting stuff-I'm assuming the MI13 agent who 'defects' to the Avengers will be the Black Knight, though; he's already a member, after all...

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MLP* on Mon May 24, 2010 4:19 pm

The Deadpool team up is good fun.

Spoiler:
The Heroic Age is only a two page strip.

In it Brian joins the Avengers. So possibly more Marvel US appearances are imminent ? Or maybe a UK based Avengers title ?


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Post by tony ingram on Mon May 24, 2010 4:29 pm

MLP* wrote:The Deadpool team up is good fun.

Spoiler:
The Heroic Age is only a two page strip.

In it Brian joins the Avengers. So possibly more Marvel US appearances are imminent ? Or maybe a UK based Avengers title ?

Spoiler:
It's about time the real Captain Britain became an Avenger.

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Post by MLP* on Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:51 am

Good news for Cornell, bad news for Captain Britain fans !

http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/06/22/action-comics-writer-paul-cornell-exclusive-to-dc-comics/

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:06 am

It's a good opportunity for Paul, but as you say, rather disappointing for those of us who hoped to see more of him on the British heroes. Still, I think there are plans afoot for the Captain elsewhere, so we'll see how they turn out...

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by Hourglass on Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:56 pm

Out of interest, how well known is captain Britain in the Marvel universe and specifically in US comic fan circles?

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:48 pm

Hourglass wrote:Out of interest, how well known is captain Britain in the Marvel universe and specifically in US comic fan circles?
He was virtually unknown in his original incarnation but got a bit of a boost when Chris claremont brought him into the X-Men family in the mid eighties, and since then he's been fairly prominent on and off. Paul Cornell's series was a bit of a sleeper hit, and of course he's now joining the Avengers (Cap, not Paul Cornell) which can only raise his profile further.

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Post by Hourglass on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:58 pm

I though Pauls series ended abruptly due to poor sales or something.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:44 am

Hourglass wrote:I though Pauls series ended abruptly due to poor sales or something.
Sales were pretty good over here, but in the US it was more of a 'critical success'. Sadly, that isn't good enough...

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Post by MLP* on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:04 pm

Captain Britain toys ! Smile

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:39 pm

MLP* wrote:Captain Britain toys ! Smile

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/
Oh, wow! In the original costume! I've been waiting nearly 35 years for that!!! Very Happy


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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:43 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MLP* wrote:Captain Britain toys ! Smile

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/
Oh, wow! In the original costume! I've been waiting nearly 35 years for that!!! Very Happy


Cannot wait for this to come out...

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Post by MLP* on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:17 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MLP* wrote:Captain Britain toys ! Smile

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/
Oh, wow! In the original costume!

Complete with Star Sceptre. Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:40 pm

The version in the first Alan Davis costume they put out years ago as part of their Modern Age collection also had both the Star Sceptre and the Quarterstaff, for some reason. I never could work out why. He also came accompanied by Lockheed the dragon...

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Post by MLP* on Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:45 pm

tony ingram wrote:The version in the first Alan Davis costume they put out years ago as part of their Modern Age collection also had both the Star Sceptre and the Quarterstaff, for some reason. I never could work out why. He also came accompanied by Lockheed the dragon...

I've only got the very ugly looking Marvel Heroes figure.
Came complete with an Excalibur comic and Giant Man's leg !

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:34 pm

MLP* wrote:
tony ingram wrote:The version in the first Alan Davis costume they put out years ago as part of their Modern Age collection also had both the Star Sceptre and the Quarterstaff, for some reason. I never could work out why. He also came accompanied by Lockheed the dragon...

I've only got the very ugly looking Marvel Heroes figure.
Came complete with an Excalibur comic and Giant Man's leg !
That one's actually quite sought after, now. possibly less because of any popularity CB might have than because if you don't have it, your Giant Man is permanently legless. Which makes a change from his usual state of being permanently depressed.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:35 pm

I think my favourite bit of CB merchandise is still the jigsaw puzzle from 1977.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:21 pm

Brian will also be turning up in current continuity next month, alongside sister Psylocke, in Uncanny X-Force #6, by Rick Remender and Esad Ribic.


have to lookout for that one, and the CB and Spidey figures.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:46 am

I thought he was joining the Avengers?

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Post by MLP* on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:58 am

Looks like the 80s version of Captain Britain will be reappearing in THE IRON AGE #1 shortly. Smile

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:17 pm

Glad to see the good Captain hasn't been shufled off to comics limbo again. That hardcover mentioned further down sounds ineresting, too...

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 pm

X-Force #6 should be out now i think. will look for it tomorrow.



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Post by tony ingram on Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:45 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:X-Force #6 should be out now i think. will look for it tomorrow.


I'm torn. I am a CB completist, but I have a pathological aversion to anything titled 'X-Force'. I still have nightmares about that nitwit Liefeld's atrocious grasp of anatomy. Argh, those twisted, disproportionate limbs...

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Post by MLP* on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:43 am

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:X-Force #6 should be out now i think. will look for it tomorrow.



Mine arrived the other day. A brief cameo by CB on a couple of pages.
Didn't think much of the rest of the comic, although perhaps it's unfair to judge it given that they are in the middle of a storyline.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:02 am

Ah, that I might pass on, then.
Though strictly speaking, in comics terms a cameo is usually restricted to one page-any more than that is a guest appearance, according to the old Marvel and DC index series'...

Yes, I know I'm a pedant.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon May 16, 2011 7:51 am

Captain's Britain and America team up in the final two issues of Marvel Heroes, first part out now. Saw all the original pencil art at the Bristol comic expo

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Post by tony ingram on Mon May 16, 2011 8:30 am

Thanks DM, I shall have to track those down. Particularly since I doubt they're ever likely to be reprinted, now...

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Post by tony ingram on Mon May 16, 2011 11:53 am

Just picked up Marvel Heroes #34. They're going out in style, aren't they? Not only does Captain Britain appear in this two parter, it also marks the long awaited (well, by me anyway) return of Assassin-8, the cyborg mercenary originally created for Marvel UK's 'Spider-Man in Britain' storyline back in the early eighties! Now there's a character I never expected to see again...

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