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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:30 am

Rumours are circulating that Paul Cornell might be leaving DC for Marvel. Would it be too much to hope that we might see him writing CB again...?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:56 pm

An interesting bit of trivia; a page from IPC's proposed Captain Britain comic from 1973, drawn by Eric Bradbury. This was three years before the creation of the Marvel character, but it never got beyond the stage of a mock-up first issue...


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Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:53 am

That costume looks familiar. Did somebody re-use that?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:57 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:That costume looks familiar. Did somebody re-use that?
No, but it does look very reminiscent of an earler character, Young Marvelman. Or at least, it does to me.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:24 am

Yeah, that's what it is! Thanks, Tony, that was itching in my ears.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Brian Bendis has managed to get British Marvel fandom up in arms with one panel in the preview for the next issue of Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Iron Man randomly dismisses Captain Britain as being "not any good". Long time readers may remember that a few years back, Bendis similarly pissed off Canadian Marvel fans by pointlessly killing off Alpha Flight. Who's next, I wonder? Meantime, CB fans everywhere are boycotting Bendis's books before the issue is even out! Way to go, Brian!

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:05 am

I wouldn't believe what Iron Man says. He's a pillock.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:45 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I wouldn't believe what Iron Man says. He's a pillock.
He certainly is when Bendis is writing him.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:20 am

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I wouldn't believe what Iron Man says. He's a pillock.
He certainly is when Bendis is writing him.
I tend to avoid Brian Bendis' books, and I wasn't even aware he had Iron Man dis Captain Britain.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:51 am

This means WAR! *aims peashooter at USA*

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:56 am

The irritating thing is, in having Iron Man effectively dismiss CB in one throwaway line, he completely invalidated the previous relationship beteween the characters (which he was probably completely unaware of, since he doesn't bother to do research) developed in the Iron Age limited series (which established that they were friends) and earlier in the original Knights of Pendragon book (where they served together).

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:15 am

Maybe they had the friendship equivalent of a lovers' tiff, and Iron Man is all like, "I don't like you any more!" but they'll eventually make it up.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:34 pm

tony ingram wrote:The irritating thing is, in having Iron Man effectively dismiss CB in one throwaway line, he completely invalidated the previous relationship beteween the characters (which he was probably completely unaware of, since he doesn't bother to do research) developed in the Iron Age limited series (which established that they were friends) and earlier in the original Knights of Pendragon book (where they served together).
Lucy McGough wrote:Maybe they had the friendship equivalent of a lovers' tiff, and Iron Man is all like, "I don't like you any more!" but they'll eventually make it up.
Or maybe one of the Iron Man (Men) was really a Skrull?
(And Tony wasn't hitting the booze again when he said that, was he?)

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:55 pm

Which Tony?

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:48 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Which Tony?
He is referring to Mr Stark.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:46 am

I genuinely wasn't sure Embarassed

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:06 pm

By the way, how many variations in outfits has Captain Britain had over the years?
(I know it's nowhere near as many different costumes as Janet had as The Wasp, but . . . )

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:09 pm

The red one with a lion on it, and the one after that, and the 'stealth' version, and a couple of others.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:00 am

Lucy McGough wrote:The red one with a lion on it, and the one after that, and the 'stealth' version, and a couple of others.
I was sort of hoping for something a wee bit more . . . visual.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:44 am

Well, to start with (there are more, but I'll have to find images) there were his original costume (designed by Herb Trimpe)...



His second costume (designed by Alan Davis)...



His third, from Excalibur...


That bloody awful Britanic costume (designed by a blind chimp)...



And his Excalibur stealth costume (sorry, no idea without checking)...



Then his King of Otherworld costume...



Plus his New Excalibur costume...



And his MI13 costume.



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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:52 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:The red one with a lion on it, and the one after that, and the 'stealth' version, and a couple of others.
I was sort of hoping for something a wee bit more . . . visual.
Sorry. I was on my phone at the time.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:58 am

Not sure this counts as a Captain Britain costume since they're different characters, but Lionheart did call herself Captain Britain, briefly...


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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:08 am

Another one who's stolen the boots Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:11 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Another one who's stolen the boots Very Happy
And unlike Killraven, she's sprayed the damn things white just to add insult to injury!

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:15 am

And what on Earth is she doing with that curtain pole?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:15 am

Lucy McGough wrote:And what on Earth is she doing with that curtain pole?
From the menacing glare, I'd say she's contemplating inserting it into someone...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:19 am

Is it meant to be some sort of mystical quarterstaff or something? 'Cos it looks like a curtain pole.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:24 am

It is a little known fact that there were actually three mystical objects chosen by Merlyn, not two: the Sword of Might, the Amulet of Right and the Curtain Pole of Night.

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:29 am

Flipping bourgeois British and their obsession with home furnishings  Rolling Eyes 

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Flipping bourgeois British and their obsession with home furnishings  Rolling Eyes 
Tell me about it . . . there's another site I visit that constantly gets spam about kitchen upgrades in the U.K. (What's all that about?)
ngarepkumecece wrote:Kitchens Direct UK. Thirty Ex Display Kitchens To Clear. http://www.exdisplaykitchens1.co.uk £ 595 Each with appliances.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:38 pm

Please, let's keep this site kitchen-free!

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:41 pm

tony ingram wrote:It is a little known fact that there were actually three mystical objects chosen by Merlyn, not two: the Sword of Might, the Amulet of Right and the Curtain Pole of Night.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:30 pm

tony ingram wrote:Please, let's keep this site kitchen-free!
That was unexpectedly heartfelt. What gives?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:58 pm

You would have to have spent time on the DCU forums to understand...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:09 pm

You were haunted by kitchens, yes?

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:09 am

Lucy McGough wrote:You were haunted by kitchens, yes?
I guess it's a little-known fact that Dickens originally planned to call his Christmas tale "A Kitchen Carol" with Scrooge as a successful but lonely and miserly baker visited by the spirits of Kitchen Past, Kitchen Present, and Kitchen-Yet-To-Be-Remodeled.

He eventually satisfied his bug for a holiday tale focusing on the home with "The Cricket on the Hearth".

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:38 pm

Have you folks seen the solicitation for October's Amazing Spider-Man #7?


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A/C)
Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO
DEADPOOL 75th VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HASBRO VARAINT COVER BY TBA
STOMP OUT BULLYING VARIANT COVER BY TBA


• Peer over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
• Spidey teams up with Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure!
• Who is Spider-UK and what does he have to do with SPIDER-VERSE?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

I wonder if Captain Britain may get drawn into this?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:42 pm

That has me intrigued. And I also reallylike the new Ms Marvel, so that helps...

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:49 am

tony ingram wrote:That has me intrigued. And I also reallylike the new Ms Marvel, so that helps...
Does the new Ms. Marvel have strange growing/stretching abilities like Elasti-Girl from Doom Patrol?






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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:59 am

She does, though I hadn't made the connection until now.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:53 am

What else can she do?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:03 am

She can also change her appearance to look like anyone she chooses. I don't think Elasti-Girl could do that.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:24 am

I'd change my appearance to look like Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Or David Tennant.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:49 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I'd change my appearance to look like Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Or David Tennant.
David Tennant!!!? In Rassilon's name, isn't one of him enough?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:29 am

I just like the way he looks.

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:12 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I just like the way he looks.
Why not



Patrick Troughton?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:33 am

MajorHoy wrote:Why not Patrick Troughton?

Awwww yeah! Now you're talking! Very Happy

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:02 am

tony ingram wrote: . . .
That bloody awful Britanic costume (designed by a blind chimp)...



. . . And his MI13 costume.

I'm sorry, but those look like he's in his jammies.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:38 am

You can't beat the classic Alan Davis design.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:33 am

My favourite is the MI13 costume, which does not look like pyjamas.

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