I've just recently discovered Captain Britain- CB & the MI13 is so awesome and I'm sad it isn't longer, but his appearance in Secret Avengers so far has seemed off. I wasn't sure if I had missed a lot of his story in the interim to turn him into this character (and Beast of all people ripping on him like that was pretty awful), but it seems like this is just mostly out of character? I'm hoping that Gillen will do him justice in the upcoming Journey Into Mystery "Manchester Gods" arc.
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Why does Rick Remender hate me?
Lol. "Hailing from Blackpool, England..."
But you've got to love William Regal. He's pure stereotype ridiculous. Although I don't think he's had any superb screen time since his team-up days with 'Pirate' Paul Burchill... :)
It was an... interesting ending. Especially given that Brian is supposed to be immune to Betsy's powers on a genetic level. And Vice Versa... ;)
I'd even approve of that. He could be like the Guy Gardner of the Captain Britain Corps! :)
I'm glad that at least somebody on the SA #26 thread has said they found that jarring, and couldn't understand WTF Beast was talking about. Because, again, Remender is basing that logic on like 15 issues of continuity. Not on the other 30+ years of continuity. To most people that WILL make no sense.
I hope that too. But I just don't know. Glad that you at least giot to first read the character in a more consistently written fashion.
Oh God. Even Willow's given up on Remender !?!?!
Might have to ask Rick Remender on Twitter a question about his characterisation of CB (respectfully of course) in the hope that there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. This is one of the lowest moments of my CB fandom ever........and thats saying a lot!
Seriously, I really am sure Remender is giving Brian a hard time as part of his arc, and it's a set-up for him to do something heroic later on - I'm just concerned that the heroic thing might be sacrificing his life, though at this point perhaps that would be for the best. After all the hard work Cornell did with the character, to have him revert to Claremont-type... it's horrible.
Yep you're probably right on the 'bring him down to build him up' theme, don't think he is in line to cark it - as Remender has stated theres an arc after this involving CB.
I'm just at the same point I was back when Kelsey Leigh took over, I was grateful that Brian had effectively been granted an ending......I think we were spoilt by CB&MI13 and just thought that any writer that followed would use this as a springboard. Sad.
I don't know, maybe Brian is acting like he was years ago after Betsy 'died' because he's just lost Jamie.
Still no excuse Mr Remender. You make me see sadness.
And it's not like Merlyn won't just bring him back again, next time a writer decides to bring him back...
It's kind of funny to think of that article a little while ago listing Captain Britain as potentially one of the breakout stars of 2012. Well, funny in a sad, bitter way.
At least we got those nice Art Adams covers - I've always loved how he draws CB.