Comics: Avengers UK?

Published On April 19, 2014 | By Richard Bruton | Comics

I have a thing, a fascination for all things Captain Britain. Even the mention of the character is enough to make me interested. Granted, most of the mentions lead me to nothing, to boredom, to yet another crass guest appearance not befitting the character who made me fall in love with Alan Moore and Alan Davis, who made me the comics fan I am today. (If you want more – see this article at the FPI Blog).

But it’s always nice to know I’m not alone. So here’s a very raw, very rough fan project…. Avengers UK, now featuring Captain Britain, it’s a Facebook thing, so start here and move through the photos. Here are the first few to get you started:

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Loads of familiar names if you’re a fan. AND a Duran Duran mention, always a bonus.

Here’s a great page, just to give you a flavour…..

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Oh, and next time…

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Oh, and as an added extra…. this popped up on their Facebook feed this week; great mock up ad from Ben Wilsonham:

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

4 Responses to Comics: Avengers UK?

  1. IzzY World says:

    Thanks for the write up and positive feedback – this was a labour of love by me and Darren Wilson – the writer and creator of Avengers UK. We’ve recently posted a ‘Making Of Avengers UK: CAPTAIN BRITAIN” – with the background to the story and some behind the scenes art from the comic itself:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.433344123469603.1073741849.180164942120857&type=3

    Darren is a huuuge CB fan – something which spurred on the creation of the comic – he writes AND draws the main series – totally does out of a genuine love and respect for Marvel UK characters that had (until the recent Revolutionary War series) been woefully ignored by Marvel or badly written (Captain Britain in particular) by US writers – so we Brits decided the best way to represent them was to do it ourselves !
    Having seen the sheer amount of energy and commitment put into this I myself now am part of this comic – providing ‘variant’ cover art and also additional graphics and then the Avengers UK Presents: Project you have reviewed here.

  2. IzzY World says:

    Sorry – just to add – the best way to view the AVENGERS UK issues in order is via this LINK:
    https://www.facebook.com/avengersukbywillow/photos_albums
    this is a totally FREE comic by the way. The Direct link to the CAPTAIN BRITAIN Special is HERE:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418799061590776.1073741848.180164942120857&type=3

  3. Wow! Thanks for the showcase of our rainy corner of the internet! Can’t add much more than what my co-creator IzzY World has to say, we’ve a lot more coming for Marvel UK fans! Cheers Richard!