Monday, 2 March 2015

New Avengers #30 - Goodbye to the Captain Britain Corps

Released on 25th Feb was New Avengers #30, which features the fantastic cover drawn by Alan Davis depicting Captain Britain, standing amongst the dead bodies of the Captain Britain Corps. Even though the decimation of the corps annoys me, we all know, or hope it's not the end and they will be resurrected once more, once Marvel have finished tinkering with it's universe to presumably right the wrongs they've inflicted over the years... way too many events in my humble opinion.

Written by Jonathon Hickman and drawn by Kev Walker.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Elsa Bloodstone Fights the Marvel Zombies on Battleworld

Once again thanks to Newsarama for this article...


Marvel has marketed the upcoming Secret Wars as an end to their world, so what's an apocalypse without a few zombies?

On Thursday Marvel announced via BloodyDisgusting its newest addition to the expansive line of Secret Wars series - Marvel Zombies by Si Spurrier and Kevin Walker. Planned for a June debut, Marvel Zombies (the second Secret Wars title to 'co-star' Marvel Zombies ) features Nextwave alum Elsa Bloodstone serving on the southern barrier in Secret Wars' Battleworld known as the Shield against an encroaching zombie horde.

No, this isn't Game of Thrones.

Spurrier says the story of Marvel Zombies works on two fronts - one of Bloodstone fighting against the encroaching zombies while protecting a "vulnerable young companion," while the other is Elsa struggling with the memory of her father, Ulysses Bloodstone.

"[The outside journey is] packed with festering, corrupted, undead versions of your favorite Marvel characters, in whose rheumy eyes and Elsa and her young xharge are just a convenient moveable snack. Into this portion of the journey we're throwing putrid wads of horror, incredible action and some really creative evil. I'm actually rather proud of some of the inventive nastiness I've got planned."

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Avengers #43 Cover First Look Featuring Captain Britain

Newsarama have just posted this...

Time is running out in Marvel's Avengers and New Avengers title, but not before they shift some things around leading into Secret Wars.

Newsarama has learned that the previously solicited cover to Avengers #43 by Adam Kubert will now be the cover for New Avengers #32, with a new cover by Stefano Caselli being revealed to take it's place.  Here's your first look at the cover for Avengers #43, which is scheduled to go on-sale March 18:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cerise Trading Card - X-Men: Series 2

I also picked up this little beauty from eBay this week. Damn you eBay, making me spend more money... granted not a lot but...

This is card #8 in the 1993 X-Men: Series 2 trading card set, featuring the former Excalibur member, Cerise. I loved this character, created by Alan Davis. The art on this card is also by Alan Davis. It would be nice to see her once more appear in the Marvel Universe, she's one of many from those early days that's sort of faded away, like Kylun, and Feron to name but two.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Captain Britain Trading Card - X-Men: Series 2

Ebay enables you to buy things you don't need, but want... or is it the other way round?.. With my never ending search for all things Captain Britain, it really is a case of need, more-so than want. I picked up this 1993 X-Men: Series 2 Captain Britain trading card by Skybox for next to nothing.

This is card #7 featuring the art of Alan Davis. In it's 'DNAnalysis' it states that he is a 'Non-mutant hybrid'... hmm... scratches head.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Defenders UK Makes It's Debut On Avengers UK

You should check out the Avengers UK Fan web page on Facebook, which features the 1st issue of Defenders UK. I've just read this issue, and it's excellent! It features characters you'd recognise from the pages of Captain Britain, plus other UK related characters you wouldn't expect to see in a Captain Britain comic.

It's quite unique, and the mix of Sci-fi culture meets Super-hero culture, creates a look and feel that's distinctively British. I loved it, reminded me of all those childhood comics I used to read in the 70's. You can tell a lot of time (pun intended), effort, and love has gone in to this.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Union Jack and Captain America by Mike Perkins

Found another excellent piece of art by Mike Perkins on the Comic Art Fans website, this time of Union Jack and Captain America. Nice, Very Nice.