Sunday, 26 April 2015

Betsy Braddock Sketch by Fredrik Mattsson

Came across this nice sketch of Betsy Braddock by Frerik Mattsson on Deviant Art, his DA name is 'fedde'.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Meggan Cosplay

Found this really cool cosplay by Brit cosplayer who goes under the banner of 'Magnetrixcosplay', real name Charlotte on Deviant Art. A very nice interpretation of our very own Mrs Braddock entitled 'Meggan - Britain's Glory'.

For more top cosplay by Charlotte you should check out her Deviant Art page...


Thursday, 23 April 2015

All-New Captain America #6 Preview featuring Baron Blood

STORY BY
Rick Remender

ART BY
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger

COLORS BY
Marte Gracia

LETTERS BY
VC - Joe Caramagna

COVER BY
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Marte Gracia, [more...]

PUBLISHER
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

RELEASE DATE
Apr 29th, 2015

Baron Blood vs Captain America, Hydra’s war is won, and Zemo’s atrocities continue. Sam Wilson will earn his stripes--the single greatest sacrifice in a lifetime of them--and he will never be the same again. The end of the first story arc that sets the stage for the coming Age of Hydra.








Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Union Jack by Bien Flores

Spotted this very nice piece of pencil artwork of Union Jack by Bien Flores on the Comic Art Fans site.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Captain Britain Sketch Card by Chris Giarrusso

Check this out, a Captain Britain sketch card by Chris Giarrusso. He draws a daily sketch, and then puts them up for sale on his website. This CB sketch was sold for a mere $5, which is less than £3.50. Wish I'd seen it before someone else bought it, dang!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Todd Nauck's Captain Britain Tribute to Herb Trimpe

Todd posted this fantastic post-it drawing of Captain Britain in his original costume, on his Tumblr page, in homage to Herb Trimpe who sadly passed away this week.

Todd had this to say... 'Captain Britain. In honor & memory of the passing of comic book legend Herb Trimpe. God bless you, Herb. Thank you.'

Friday, 10 April 2015

Heroes For Hire #12 (1998) Cover Art featuring the Black Knight

Spotted this piece of original cover art of Heroes for Hire #12 by Pasqual Ferry on Tumblr, released by Marvel in 1998, and I thought it was pretty impressive, featuring the Black Knight. Sometimes the original art is far better than the finished article, as pictured below. IMHO the finished cover is quite poor, and over coloured, whereas the B+W is clean and crisp, but it was the 90's.



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Incredible Herb Trimpe Hardcover

Released at the end of July is this hardback little gem, all about the original Captain Britain artist Herb Trimpe, although for some reason it fails to mention his stint on Captain Britain in the 'blurb' promoting this release (see below). It's due for release on 29th July, and will retail for £25.99. You can pre-order it from Forbidden Planet now for £15.59.

The Blurb...
'From running the first photostat machine at Marvel Comics to being the first to illustrate Wolverine, no other member of the Marvel Bullpen has had such a varied and remarkable career as Herb Trimpe. He drew licensed characters based on toys and runs of super-heroes like Iron Man, Defenders, even Spider-Man. But he's best known for his definitive eight-year stint drawing the Incredible Hulk. This book chronicles the life and art of Trimpe through his own voice, as well as the voices of friends and colleagues. Their testimony to his talent and his legacy of artwork leave no wonder why he has been dubbed 'The Incredible Herb Trimpe.'

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Spitfire by Kristafer Anka

Spotted this on Kristafer Anka's Tumblr page, a nice little sketch of our very own Spitfire in her modern guise.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Captain Britain Modern Age Previews Exclusive Action Figure

Received this one today, a gift from a fellow Captain Britain fan, thank you Steve, such a wonderful surprise.

This is a Toy Biz 1999 Previews Exclusive Captain Britain action figure, part of Marvel's 'Modern Age' series of figures. Contained within is the Captain Britain figure in his 80's costume, Lockheed, and an exclusive trading card.


All of this will remain in it's packaging, and lovingly displayed in my display cabinet. Chuffed much!