Captain Britain and MI:13 Blow Up UK Press

Wed, June 4th, 2008 at 1:29pm PDT | Updated: June 4th, 2008 at 1:39pm

Comic Books
Andy Khouri, Editor

Captain Britain and MI: 13

Newly launched Marvel Comics series “Captain Britain and MI:13” has since its debut last month caught an uncommon degree of attention from not just superhero fans, but also the mainstream UK press. Britain’s Mirror published a story noting real-life British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's appearance in the “Secret Invasion” tie-in comic, and the item was subsequently picked up by several British news sources including the Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail, all with varying degrees of both enthusiasm and incredulousness concerning the beleaguered British leader’s heroic role in the story.

The Mirror quoted “Captain Britain and MI:13” writer Paul Cornell as saying, “I'm pleased we've given [Brown] a PR boost on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world" and "I feel quite sorry for him, so I'm glad I've contributed a bit."

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an advance look at “Captain Britian and MI:13” #2, on sale next week in comics stores everywhere. When you're through checking out these exciting images, be sure to visit CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss "Captain Britain and MI:13" with fellow readers.

For more on the series, check out CBR’s interview with writer Paul Cornell, and in-depth profile on team members Captain Britain, John the Skrull, Spitfire, Pete Wisdom, Faisa Hussain and the Black Knight.

TAGS:  captain britain and mi:13, marvel comics, secret invasion, paul cornell, leonard kirk

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