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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:15 am

Lucy McGough wrote:My favourite is the MI13 costume, which does not look like pyjamas.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:01 am

I think of it as his ballet dancer outfit, actually.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:03 am

Am I the only one who can recognise that it's a jolly good outfit?
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:20 am

But where does he keep his keys?
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:28 am

He don't need no stinking keys! He's Captain Britain!
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:25 am

tony ingram wrote:I think of it as his ballet dancer outfit, actually.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:30 am

Our national symbol deserves more respect, I feel...
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:55 am

tony ingram wrote:Our national symbol deserves more respect, I feel...
Perhaps that's true . . . in a different outfit.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:34 am

Perhaps if we gave him a shield with a big Union Jack on it?
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:30 am

YEAH!
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:14 pm

tony ingram wrote:Perhaps if we gave him a shield with a big Union Jack on it?
Why not a belt (pouches optional) and some gloves? (Helmet would be nice, too, but not necessary.)
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:03 pm

What exactly do heroes keep in all those belt pouches? Sandwiches? A few Archie digests for whiling away the long rooftop patrols?
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:36 pm

tony ingram wrote:What exactly do heroes keep in all those belt pouches? Sandwiches? A few Archie digests for whiling away the long rooftop patrols?
A clean change of underwear? Bat-shark repellant?
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:12 pm

Breath mints?
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:52 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Breath mints?
In Wolverine's case, probably.
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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:17 am

By the way, has there been a Lieutenant Scotland (or anything similar)? Maybe a Suzy Scotland?
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:45 am

Nope. There is a distinct lack of Scots superheroes.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:13 am

Maybe they ALL have superpowers.
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Post by Philip K Ditko on Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:41 pm

Captain Clyde, written and drawn by Grant Morrison, is the only Scottish superhero I can think of, and I don't think his costume was flag-based.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:03 pm

Philip K Ditko wrote:Captain Clyde, written and drawn by Grant Morrison, is the only Scottish superhero I can think of, and I don't think his costume was flag-based.
I vaguely remember Captain Clyde. Or rather, seeing chunks of it in some Morrison retrospective. Fairly primitive stuff, as I recall.
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:32 pm

Just found this little oddity in the pages of Marvel UK's Secret Wars #58

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:36 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Philip K Ditko wrote:Captain Clyde, written and drawn by Grant Morrison, is the only Scottish superhero I can think of, and I don't think his costume was flag-based.
I vaguely remember Captain Clyde. Or rather, seeing chunks of it in some Morrison retrospective. Fairly primitive stuff, as I recall.
Grant Morrison's Captain Clyde

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:41 pm

Hmm. very Jim Starlin...
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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:21 pm

tony ingram wrote:Nope. There is a distinct lack of Scots superheroes.
Philip K Ditko wrote:Captain Clyde, written and drawn by Grant Morrison, is the only Scottish superhero I can think of, and I don't think his costume was flag-based.
Y'know, come to think of it, Wolfsbane (who had been part of Marvel's New Mutants) was Scottish, wasn't she?

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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:16 pm

Bloomin' convenient togs, those.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:26 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Nope. There is a distinct lack of Scots superheroes.
Philip K Ditko wrote:Captain Clyde, written and drawn by Grant Morrison, is the only Scottish superhero I can think of, and I don't think his costume was flag-based.
Y'know, come to think of it, Wolfsbane (who had been part of Marvel's New Mutants) was Scottish, wasn't she?
Very much so!
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:26 pm

Happy 40th birthday to Captain Britain, whose first issue was dated 13th October 1976!
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:42 am

tony ingram wrote:Happy 40th birthday to Captain Britain, whose first issue was dated 13th October 1976!

I always find it weird when I'm older than characters I grew up reading or watching.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:57 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Happy 40th birthday to Captain Britain, whose first issue was dated 13th October 1976!

I always find it weird when I'm older than characters I grew up reading or watching.
Well, if it makes you feel better, Brian Braddock was clearly supposed to be about 20 when he first appeared, so he should really be approaching 60 now in our terms.

Actually, that just makes me feel worse...
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:45 am

tony ingram wrote:Actually, that just makes me feel worse...

Yeah, that doesn't help me, either. Oh, well.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:35 am

Have you heard someone wants to make a Captain Britain TV series?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-36257379
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:36 pm

tony ingram wrote:Have you heard someone wants to make a Captain Britain TV series?

No, but it's a very cool idea. I hope it happens. And that the US gets to see it.

Also, isn't this a bit rough?

"Like many British people, the Captain has a prodigious appetite for alcohol"


Also, have you seen the prices for the editions of CB with Alan Moore's work? Ridiculous.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:35 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Have you heard someone wants to make a Captain Britain TV series?

No, but it's a very cool idea. I hope it happens. And that the US gets to see it.

Also, isn't this a bit rough?

"Like many British people, the Captain has a prodigious appetite for alcohol"


Also, have you seen the prices for the editions of CB with Alan Moore's work? Ridiculous.
I know. Though I find it gratifying that a run that I've always considered to be amongst Moore's best work is now getting the recognition it deserves, even if it is ludicrously overpriced. As to the alcohol comment, yes it's a bit rough, but not actually inaccurate...
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:13 pm

Brian Braddock doesn't drink that much...
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:56 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Brian Braddock doesn't drink that much...
I think a couple of American writers took one scene in one of the Delano issues with Brian drinking scotch as evidence that he's an alcoholic. You'll notice most American superheroes seem not to drink (except Wolverine, obviously).
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:00 pm

tony ingram wrote:I think a couple of American writers took one scene in one of the Delano issues with Brian drinking scotch as evidence that he's an alcoholic

Rolling Eyes Some Americans are weird.
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:20 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Rolling Eyes Some Americans are weird.

You don't even know...
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:51 pm

To be fair, a lot of British people are weird too.
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Post by tony ingram on Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:07 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:To be fair, a lot of British people are weird too.
No, foreigners are weird-British people are endearingly eccentric. Especially if they're from the upper classes.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:48 pm

How does one apply for membership of these 'upper classes'?
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:21 am

Lucy McGough wrote:How does one apply for membership of these 'upper classes'?
I'm afraid one has to be enobled.
If you're not a nob, you can't get in.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:22 am

Well, being nobbled is the last thing I want. Reckon I'll stick to being a prole. My brother Frankie and my dad already wear flat caps, so all I need now is a whippet. Ee, it's grim up North!
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