Sometimes writers or artists just don’t get Captain Britain and instead of coming across as the mighty hero he is the good old Captain just comes across as a buffoon. Even when writers ” get ” the Captain they often have to bow to the editors who want the hero who is flavor of the month to take center stage in that weeks comic.
Take these panels from Secret Avengers 22 by Remender and Hardman, here the Captain suffers if not the slings then at least the arrows of outrageous fortune.
This is Hawkeye’s diabolical treatment of Captain Britain when he thinks the Cap just wants his role as leader of the Secret Avengers, a role he is more fitted for than Hawkeye certainly.
The argument continues with Captain Britain rightly pointing out he is a far better choice for Secret Avenger’s leader.
Captain Britain is quickly relegated to the role of team strongman, surely he will fit in there and be left alone ? The cover of the follow-up issue quickly makes you realise the small position Captain Britain is going fill on the Secret Avengers team.
So the mighty Captain Britain must now play second fiddle to that one trick pony Venom ! I’d like to say I stopped reading at this point but I didn’t because Captain Britain comics are few and far between so sometimes you just have to take what you can get.