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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Wed May 18, 2011 7:08 am

what or where was the 'Spider-Man in Britain' storyline? thanks

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 18, 2011 8:32 am

In Spider-Man weekly #607-610, back in 1984, Marvel UK published a story produced in Britain in which Spidey visited the UK to appear on the TV show Saturday Starship (and yes, an actor in a Spider-Man costume did indeed appear on the show in the week that #607 came out) and ended up fighting Assassin-8, the same character who reappeared in Marvel Heroes #34. It was basically a tryout to see how readers would respond to UK originated Spidey stories since Marvel were worried that the mostly younger British readership wouldn't accept the costume change he'd undergone in the US titles (the black costume). Thunderclap, another villain introduced in that story, turned up years later in the US comics during the Civil War storyline.

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Post by GBF on Wed May 18, 2011 1:30 pm

So: what was the result?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 18, 2011 1:37 pm

GBF wrote:So: what was the result?
Put it this way: they eventually decided to print the black costume stories anyway, and no more British material was produced. But by issue #630 they'd stopped printing new strips altogether and switched to old reprints of 'Spidey Super Stories' comics for younger readers. With #666 they cancelled the title after more than ten years.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Wed May 18, 2011 11:52 pm

ah i see 10 years and then it was all over, last issue oF Marvel Heroes is out now, picking it up tomorroe probaly.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu May 19, 2011 8:28 am

Just picked mine up. The final panel of the Captain Britain/Captain America strip seems to be pretty much drawing a line under the UK originated strips, and there is an editorial announcement to the effect that 'from next issue' the mag is becoming Marvel Super-Heroes (another familiar title!) though it isn't clear if it's being renumbered or just retitled. Either way, I assune this will mean a switch to US originated material.

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Post by MLP* on Thu May 19, 2011 7:29 pm

tony ingram wrote:
GBF wrote:So: what was the result?
Put it this way: they eventually decided to print the black costume stories anyway, and no more British material was produced. But by issue #630 they'd stopped printing new strips altogether and switched to old reprints of 'Spidey Super Stories' comics for younger readers. With #666 they cancelled the title after more than ten years.

Although I believe it turned into "Spider Man and Zoids" and was billed as Volume 2.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri May 20, 2011 8:04 am

Well, that was actually a brand new title, launched some months later. It lasted less than a year.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 pm

news of a ultimates Captain Britian, here.

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/

in this reality, the feature shows Jamie Bradock as Captain Britain.

the article mentions Jonathan Hickman use of the Ultimate Universe's Professor James Braddock and Captain Britain in his Ultimate Thor series. a appearance i didnt know about.


the iron age appearances of CB

he hardly appears in Iron Age Alpha, and the limited cover, is not the image from it came from dartmore.. its of a group of marvel heroes where CBis just one of them.

Better fare with iron age 1,his appearance is a back up strip, the cover image that wasnt the cover to iron age alpha apperars in this strip. havent yet seen the cover for this one. but think it is the image on it came from dartmore. the back up is a full 22 page story with a proper appearance of CB

iron age omega 1 the last stand.is advertised towards the back of iron age 1. and shows CB on the front cover. So another appearance in the series.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:33 am

I'd heard CB would be featured in this series, but didn't expect it to be more than a brief glimpse really. Still want to know where our CB is, though-wasn't he supposed to be joining the Avengers?

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:36 am

yes the Avengers thing, there was the 2 page thing written by Cornell and then nothing.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:39 am

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:yes the Avengers thing, there was the 2 page thing written by Cornell and then nothing.
That was months ago, now. I wonder if there's been some sort of policy decision not to use him, since Disney decided Marvel needed to be 'All-American'? But then, if that were the case, he wouldn't be in Iron Age...

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:42 am

tony ingram wrote:
THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:yes the Avengers thing, there was the 2 page thing written by Cornell and then nothing.
That was months ago, now. I wonder if there's been some sort of policy decision not to use him, since Disney decided Marvel needed to be 'All-American'? But then, if that were the case, he wouldn't be in Iron Age...

yes, but that was to do with creators though wasnt it.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:46 am

Yes, it was. Sorry, haven't had my coffee yet...

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Post by MLP* on Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:00 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:news of a ultimates Captain Britian, here.

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/

in this reality, the feature shows Jamie Bradock as Captain Britain.

the article mentions Jonathan Hickman use of the Ultimate Universe's Professor James Braddock and Captain Britain in his Ultimate Thor series. a appearance i didnt know about.


the iron age appearances of CB

he hardly appears in Iron Age Alpha, and the limited cover, is not the image from it came from dartmore.. its of a group of marvel heroes where CBis just one of them.

Better fare with iron age 1,his appearance is a back up strip, the cover image that wasnt the cover to iron age alpha apperars in this strip. havent yet seen the cover for this one. but think it is the image on it came from dartmore. the back up is a full 22 page story with a proper appearance of CB

iron age omega 1 the last stand.is advertised towards the back of iron age 1. and shows CB on the front cover. So another appearance in the series.

The Iron Age #1 variant cover is here :

http://forbiddenplanet.com/75985-the-iron-age-1-captain-britain-joe-jusko-variant/

Looks quite nice


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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:22 pm

MLP* wrote:
THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:news of a ultimates Captain Britian, here.

http://itcamefromdarkmoor.blogspot.com/

in this reality, the feature shows Jamie Bradock as Captain Britain.

the article mentions Jonathan Hickman use of the Ultimate Universe's Professor James Braddock and Captain Britain in his Ultimate Thor series. a appearance i didnt know about.


the iron age appearances of CB

he hardly appears in Iron Age Alpha, and the limited cover, is not the image from it came from dartmore.. its of a group of marvel heroes where CBis just one of them.

Better fare with iron age 1,his appearance is a back up strip, the cover image that wasnt the cover to iron age alpha apperars in this strip. havent yet seen the cover for this one. but think it is the image on it came from dartmore. the back up is a full 22 page story with a proper appearance of CB

iron age omega 1 the last stand.is advertised towards the back of iron age 1. and shows CB on the front cover. So another appearance in the series.

The Iron Age #1 variant cover is here :

http://forbiddenplanet.com/75985-the-iron-age-1-captain-britain-joe-jusko-variant/

Looks quite nice


yes, i found it on ebay and its been despatched already. thanks

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Post by MLP* on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:55 pm

Enjoyed Iron Age.
A blast of old school Marvel action with fanboy pleasing references to the likes of Vixen and Jim Jaspers.

Only nitpick, the Captain is in his Excalibur costume on the cover but the story is actually set during the early 80s Marvel UK run.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:01 pm

Just continuing the grand old Marvel US tradition of always depicting CB in the wrong outfit in flashbacks, as seen in numerous issues of Excalibur itself...

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by louislutgens on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:49 pm

great books

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Post by louislutgens on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:51 pm

tony ingram wrote:That new Captain Britain hardcover I mentioned...


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Post by tony ingram on Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:52 pm

louislutgens wrote:great books
A great character! Very Happy

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Post by MLP* on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:29 am

Looks like Captain Britain will be joining Secret Avengers and reverting to a variation on the classic Alan Davis costume :

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/gabriel-hardman-secret-avengers-apes-111024.html

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:16 am

MLP* wrote:Looks like Captain Britain will be joining Secret Avengers and reverting to a variation on the classic Alan Davis costume :

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/gabriel-hardman-secret-avengers-apes-111024.html
That's an interesting development. He's not the sort of character you'd tend to think of as being part of a covert ops team; he's more the smashing through walls type!

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Post by MLP* on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:55 pm

Looks like a trip to Otherworld with his sister is also in the offing. Smile

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/40453/uncanny_x-force_2010_20

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:02 pm

I don't normally buy that book, but I'll buy that...

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Post by MLP* on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:02 pm

X-Force #20 is well worth a read. Draws heavily on the 80s Captain Britain run and ignores the recent Paul Cornell one completely.
There seem to have been some developments with Jamie Braddock which I obviously haven't kept up with, so not sure where he's been appearing.

The final panel which appears to show
Spoiler:
Betsy back in her Captain Britain costume
is guaranteed to bring you back next time. Smile

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:31 pm

MLP* wrote:
The final panel which appears to show
Spoiler:
Betsy back in her Captain Britain costume
is guaranteed to bring you back next time. Smile
I've only been waiting 26 years for that... Very Happy

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Post by MLP* on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:01 pm

Uncanny X-Force #22 features Meggan, Widget and Nightcrawler for an enjoyable Excalibur reunion.

In Secret Avengers #23 Brian's costume seems to have acquired a stealth mode ! Looking forward to the next issue which has a Captain Britain cover by Alan Davis. Always a treat. Smile

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:20 pm

Hmph. Still irritated by the scene in Secret Avengers #22 in which CB addresses the Queen as "Your Royal Highness". Brian Braddock would know better than that; it's either "Your Majesty" or "Ma'am"! Damned Colonial writers and their inadequate research...

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Post by MLP* on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:Hmph. Still irritated by the scene in Secret Avengers #22 in which CB addresses the Queen as "Your Royal Highness". Brian Braddock would know better than that; it's either "Your Majesty" or "Ma'am"! Damned Colonial writers and their inadequate research...

That scene made me chuckle. Didn't he meet her Madge back in the seventies ? Along with Harold Wilson I think...

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:18 pm

Actually, it was 'Gentleman Jim' Callaghan, not Wilson. But yeah, he also met Her Majesty, who was mind controlled by the evil Basil Crushstone AKA the Manipulator into leading the Royal Navy in an attempted invasion of Umbazi, the African nation he'd been ousted from his position as dictator of...

I can't work out why nobody takes that series seriously.

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Post by MLP* on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:24 pm

tony ingram wrote:Actually, it was 'Gentleman Jim' Callaghan, not Wilson. But yeah, he also met Her Majesty, who was mind controlled by the evil Basil Crushstone AKA the Manipulator into leading the Royal Navy in an attempted invasion of Umbazi, the African nation he'd been ousted from his position as dictator of...

I can't work out why nobody takes that series seriously.

Ha ha, they don't make 'em like that any more, Laughing

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:29 pm

I'm still waiting for the return of Dr. Claw and his giant mutant scorpions, too...

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Post by MLP* on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:16 pm

The good Captain certainly gets around. Looks like an appearance in Journey Into Mystery is imminent :

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-comics-june-2012-solicitations.html

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:32 pm

X-Force, Secret Avengers and now JIM? His profile hasn't been this high in years!

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Re: The Captain Britain Thread

Post by tony ingram on Wed May 02, 2012 12:59 pm

If any CB fans out there aren't reading it, I strongly recommend Secret Avengers. I think this is probably the best the good Captain has been handled in years! I wish they'd try to keep his costume colours straight, though. Nobody ever miscolours Captain America's strips, and how hard is it to work out that Brian's mask is basically a Union Jack with a hole in it?

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri May 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Captain Britain's in Secret Avengers? Well, I'll be hitting the comic shop tomorrow so I suppose I'll have to check that out. I mean, as a kid I started reading Excalibur for the Nightcrawler but I stayed for the Captain (until he stopped staying, of course, at which point I stayed for the Pete Wisdom or something).

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Post by tony ingram on Fri May 04, 2012 4:04 pm

He's now a regular in Secret avengers and has also recently been appearing in X-Force. Secret Avengers has really nailed his personality though; having been invited to join by Steve Rogers, he automatically assumes he's to be in charge and starts making a rather pompous speech to the others about how honoured he is to be chosen to lead them, only to find out the new squad leader is actually Hawkeye! Cue much resentful sarcasm...

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Post by tony ingram on Sat May 19, 2012 1:57 pm

Just a heads-up for anyone in the UK who's interested: Asda stores with a 'George' clothing section are currently stocking Captain Britain t-shirts for £7.00. They're in red, with a beautiful Alan Davis CB figure in front of the Union Jack, and the slogan "Keep Cool and Soldier On". I've just bought one in the Ipswich branch. Link to their site here... http://direct.asda.com/george/mens-t-shirt-vests/marvel-printed-t-shirt/GEM233300,default,pd.html

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Post by tony ingram on Thu May 24, 2012 7:30 pm

Just been reading Secret Avengers, which now features CB on a regular basis.
Why can't any American artist get his costume colours and details right?

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:20 pm

Just to celebrate the Jubilee, here's the cover to Captain Britain Vol 1 #39 from 1977, which guest starred none other than Queen Elizabeth herself...hypnotized into trying to conquer the African nation of Umbazi by Basil Crushstone, the malevolent Manipulator! Razz


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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Just found this classic poster, a reminder of the best magazine Marvel ever published...


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Post by wickedlemon on Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:31 am

Don't forget to pick up your Captain Britain goodies from ASDA at the moment. There are currently two t-shirt designs available (if you got to Asda Direct you need to seach for 'Captain Britain' for one and 'Marvel' for the other). There are also socks, but these seem to be instore only. One t-shirt is now down to £4 in their sale.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:29 am

I already have both. I'm thinking of buying five more so I can wear Captain Britain every day of the week.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:36 pm

Maybe not such a good idea once winter arrives...

Hey, I've just spotted a gap in the market! Why isn't there a Captain Britain jumper?

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:15 pm

A Captain Britain fleece, maybe? With matching mittens?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:28 pm

A Captain Britain woolly hat. With a bobble on top.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:14 am

Having first killed off Jamie Braddock in his Uncanny X-Force title, Rick Remender has now done the same to Betsy. I fear for Brian, given that Remender is also writing Secret Avengers...

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:12 pm

Just found this on another site and had to share it as it made me laugh... Razz


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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:13 pm

Love it Very Happy

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