Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Blinding of Betsy Braddock

This panel is from Captain Britain issue #13 from 1976 drawn by the magnificent Alan Davis. This is the moment when Slaymaster blinds Betsy Braddock, who has stood in as the new Captain Britain after her brother Brian quit.

There were so many panels that I could have chosen in this story, but none so dramatic as this one. The cruel anger evident on Slaymasters face, the shape of his fingers as he delivers the blow leaves you in no doubt what pain he's just inflicted, the helplessness of Betsy in Slaymasters grip, and the small powerful sentence '... it is cruel, and brutal, and blind'.

1 comment:

  1. Just to clarify, I believe that this particular story was not only drawn by Alan Davis, if I remember correctly it was also written by Alan Davis...