Thursday, 28 February 2013

It's Starting Again

Welcome to Part 7 of

Where we get to see the publicly known "facts" of Captain Britain's origins through the rather biased eyes of Dai Thomas courtesy of some fantastic Alan Davis art…

(I love the last panel BTW… I hope I did it justice!)

And I treat you to a trip though the parts of the publishing history and most of the villains from Captain Britain Volume one, most of which appear in this fantastic drawing here (from last weeks page)

Via parts of the "A short history of Britain" as written by Alan Moore and as originally published in Marvel Super Heroes 389

"Chris Claremont lasted as writer until issue eleven, when Gary Friedech took over. In those first eleven issues we were introduced to Brian Braddock and his supporting cast, a number of minor-league villains such as the Reaver"

"the Hurricane,"

"Captain Britain and his spectral protectors Merlin and Roma, and obscure character called the Vixen who was mentioned twice and then utterly forgotten about"

Well, all we actually saw was the Vixens Henchmen…

"Gary Friedech had different ideas as to where the story should go, however.  Quickly wrapping up Claremont's trailing "Dr Synne" plotline…"

"he embarked upon a epic brining in Captain America, Nick Fury, The Red Skull, Prime Minister James Callaghan and a British version of S.H.I.E.L.D. called S.T.R.I.K.E. No, I'm sorry I can't remember what it stood for"

next was…

"the tale of Lord Hawk…"

a bit later on…

"With issue 235" Of Super Spiderman and Captain Britain Weekly "Larry Leiber reappeared to handle the plotting chores and for something like sixteen issues we were treated to the spectacle of The Captain loosing his last shreds of dignity at the hands of The Highwayman…"

"The Manipulator"

"Dr Claw and his Evil Mutants"

"The Loch Ness Monster, a bunch of Aliens, Werewolves, Vampires and of course that much-loved old stand-by the Devil himself."

"Mercifully, issue 247 was the last time that any original Captain Britain material was used in the Pages of Super Spiderman"

In Seven Days time:-  More Captain Britain - It's the return of Chris Claremont, and can anyone guess which British born artist he brings with him?

Sometime In-between now and seven days :- We will be rudely interrupted by a crow bar placed firmly on my head…

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