Monday, 30 April 2012

Captain Britain & Union Jack by Jun Bob Kim

In one of my many, many Captain Britain searches I came across this cool black and white piece of artwork of two incarnations of Captain Britain, and Union Jack by Jun Bob Kim.
For more cool art by Jun Bob Kim check out his site http://journal.junbobkim.com/

Friday, 27 April 2012

Secret Avengers #27 First Look

Here's some pages from issue 27 of the Secret Avengers, a AvX tie-in. No speech bubbles but it looks like Thor's giving Captain Britain a pep talk after they got their backsides whipped by the Phoenix force, and War Machine, in the background looks in bad shape.





The blurb connected to this issue goes something like this... 'Captain Marvel is reborn to unite all Kree across the galaxy! But, as the Kree rally - Thor and his team must face off against Captain Marvel, The Protector & Ms. Marvel in an attempt to halt the Phoenix Force! Want to know mysterious connection the Kree have with the Phoenix Force?' - Basically buy the comic when it's released in May.

This run on Secret Avengers with this cast of characters seems a lot more interesting than the big fight back on Earth. What a great team, Thor, Ms. Marvel, Vision, Beast, Captain Britain, Protector and War Machine. Give me this Avengers team over the others any day, and the story, although connected to the AvX thing, seems to have a more interesting plot, not just one big fist fight.

Still not sure if Captain Britain fits as an Avenger though. Quite a few recent Avengers just don't sit right under the Avenger roof, obviously in my opinion. Hero's such as Daredevil, Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Thing, Doctor Strange, Storm & Moon Knight, just shouldn't be Avengers. DD, Spidey & Moon Knight are solo-flyers, and the team thing... Doesn't feel right. The Thing, Storm & Wolverine, only feel comfortable connected with their parent teams. Doc Strange, Defender, nuff said, but I suppose Valkyrie also made a better Defender than Avenger.

I understand why heroes such as Spider-Man, Wolverine & Daredevil are in the Avengers, they are very popular in their own comics, so make perfect sense on a sales thing, but does that mean they should be Avengers just to boost it's popularity?

Sounds a cue for a future post, who should be an Avenger, and who shouldn't be an Avenger? 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Captain Britain Art by Ian Sokoliwski

Found this great piece of art by Ian Sokoliwski of Captain Britain, Betsy Braddock and Captain UK.

For more of his excellent art check out his blog http://ianthecomicartist.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Secret Avengers #29 cover by Art Adams

How good is this cover by Art Adams for Secret Avengers #29 out in July. Two of my favourite characters grace the cover, Captain Britain (obviously), and Black Widow.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Friday, 6 April 2012

Secret Avengers #25


With Captain Britain's stint finished with X-Force, it's now time for his stint in the Secret Avengers, starting with issue number 25. Here's some pages from this issue...
 

 

On the cover the good Captain is wearing his 80's costume, which seems to be the costume of choice at the moment, but on the pages inside he's wearing a darker version, like the one worn in the later days of Excalibur. C'mon Marvel, make you're mind up, which one's it to be?

So Captain Britain has been in the pages of Uncanny X-Force, now the Secret Avengers, we've seen him in Excalibur, a part of the Iron Age series with Iron Man, and not forgetting The Knights of Pendragon. We've seen him team-up with Spidey, Deadpool and Captain America, and then his headlining run in Captain Britain & MI:13. I don't think he looks right as an Avenger, and I would imagine after the AvX story has run it's course he'll depart The Avengers, but what next for Captain Britain? I would love to see his own series but I don't think that will happen anytime soon. I would love to see the return of Excalibur (please vote in the Excalibur poll in the right-hand column on this blog), but I can't see that happening either.

There was talk some time ago of a Commonwealth super-team, which would involve British heroes, Canadian heroes etc, a sort of Excalibur mixed with Alpha Flight type team. That would work, and seems the next logical step.