While it's true that we as a country have a lot of national pride, it's not the bravado that often portrayed in media. I can't say how the British differ, as I have nothing to base any statements on, but it's certainly not all flag-waving here either.
I also can't argue with your statements about whether we're resented for entering the war too late. However, in Vietnam, we're accused of staying too long. The first Gulf War we were accused of leaving too early. The current war we're accused of going too soon and staying too long. It seems we can't please everyone no matter what course of action we take. It's a real catch-22.
Back on topic, I really enjoyed the Davis Cap from the 80's and the most early Excalibur. The cross-time stuff took the series off-course and the fill-in artists we not right for the series. Cap just doesn't look right drawn by anyone but Davis. I'm on the fense about picking this one up just because I don't care for Wisdom. I think CB is great, but I'll have to see what kind of role the ancillary characters play before I can get overly excited. I'd love to see a real series focusing on Brian. While I was an x-junkie as a kid, I still read Excalibur because of Cap, not the x-members. The more Cap and less MI:13 the better.
It seems as though the article is saying Cap will be portrayed much more like Captain America --> Mr Duty, Honor, and Glory. While CA was an ok character, historically he came across as very one-dimensional (bordering on dull) to me. I'd hate to see CB taken that direction.
There was always a bit of humor to CB. He was almost like Bruce Wayne if he was a superhero himself and not just a facade for a traumatized Batman. CB might have been a little over the top at times, but he wasn't ever boring, and I never saw that as buffoonery. If CB gets too serious, it'll kill the best part of the character.
For part two of our weekend long feature on the cast of "Captain Britain and MI:13," writer Paul Cornell helps us "Imagine" what the team's resident shapeshifter, John the Skrull, is like.
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Never been a huge Cap Britain fan, but surprised nobody has commented on the art: It looks fantastic IMHO
John the Skrull = teh awesome. :D
In general, the fact that our 'finest hour' was the war that also ended our global power has chronically warped our sense of patriotism. Our ability to promote the best traditions of our country was based on the same economic strength we used to gain an Empire. It's hardly any wonder we've had an (at best) ambivalent sense of patriotism ever since. It's very difficult to wave a Union Jack and not look like some throwback to the 40s/50s or a 'Let's Blitz Fritz' football hooligan.
In Part III of our weekend-long look at the cast of "Captain Britain and MI:13," writer Paul Cornell joins CBR to turn the spotlight on England's fastest woman, Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton AKA Spitfire.
If this book had Captain Britain, Union Jack, Spitfire, Black Knight and John the Skrull i'd be in utter heaven. Dane isnt British though is he?
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It's really cool to have Spitfire on the team; I've wanted to see more of her ever since "21st Century Blitz" (I'd really like to see her and Union Jack meet the new Captain America; actually that'd be a good crossover for the whole team, or at least have Captain Britain meet him too).
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So far i love the sound of it, the team sounds really balanced, and a great spotlight for the more unknown areas of the Marvel Universe. It soounds brilliant.
I love the idea that the 'hot young superheroine' in the group will actually have the views and mentality of an elderly woman and i hope that's maintained, i hope she keeps those views.