31 October 2006


Another rare meeting of the two Captains, this one fancifully delineated by the late, great Jack 'King' Kirby. There they stand, shoulder to shoulder, those two proud and noble hereos of our respective nations. Sigh...takes me back to the times when you could feel proud of your Western origins and values. These days I feel fucking embarrassed. Never mind though, eh?

Incidently, this little masterpiece can be found on the back cover of the Captain Britain Summer Special 1980. It's printed on glossy paper. Don't you just wish you had an original copy too?

Helpful hint: This would make a great Xmas Present. So would this. That's Kirby's mid-70's run on Cap America collected up nicely. I used to have all the original comic books, natch. But then I sold them when I was really, really skint. A collection so carefully maintained in childhood plundered, betrayed and totally fucked-over by the grim necessities of adult life. Makes ya wanna spit, don't it? These would make a nice replacement. Add this, too. Thanks in advance...

5 comments:

  1. i won the 1977 (Silver Jubilee)Seaton Rd street party fancy dress competition as Captain Britain...the first time I've ever worn red tights to any great end...

    a pitiful spiderman came third, next to a freakily fantastic 3 year old Valkyrie...

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  2. Gutter10:07 PM

    Got any pictures??!!

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  3. i'll ask my mum...

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  4. Oh, Shit....you lived in Seaton Road...what years...? Me and Dom Zero shared a house down there...83/84-ish...it was pretty bad, I have to tell ya...

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  5. cocaine jesus12:05 PM

    i had the bi-centennary (is that how you spell it?) captain america. it was bound in a very un-regular format. it was writen and drawn by kirby and was predictably a pile of shit. shame a the artwork was incredible. i sold it one time when i was skint.

    does captain britain still exist? i know he got teamed up with some old X-men (excalibur?) but i thought that maybe he got killed off?

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