In a blink and you’d miss him appearance Captain Britain has been spotted today in Avengers issue 35. If you are planning on picking the issue up or have done so but have not yet read it please go no further as my article contains spoilers.
Today Marvel launch the “Time Runs Out” Avengers event from the pen of Jonathan Hickman which they publicized recently on their site as follows.
“This September, it all comes crashing down as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face judgment day!
Incursions by parallel Earths from other dimensions have increased in number! To save both universes, one Earth must be destroyed each time! Until now the Illuminati have dealt with this problem in secret. But eight months from now, the secret is out! The Avengers and the Illuminati are willing to go to war over what must be done – but how could this all have happened?
As this epic, oversized issue jumps forward into the future, what has become of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? With the war between the Avengers and the Illuminati at its peak, who will be left to fend off the Final Incursion? And what will happen if they fail?”
All very exciting,but let’s cut to Captain Britain as some excited talk was generated from his fans when he appeared in publicity for this comic – which I reported on here. Is it just another Cap flash in the pan appearance or will we get something more meaty?
Captain Britain only appears on the last but one page where it seems he has become a member of the superhero Illuminati, a secret organisation of the most powerful heroes who work subversively to interfere in ways they think are best in superhuman dealings. However with Cap elevated seemingly to the Marvel big league I’m sure we will see more of him soon and his brief appearance this issue is to set the tension mounting about the fate of the Illuminati. I mean if they turned up in the first issue when they are supposedly missing it would be a bit of an anti climax really!
The story is set to continue in Secret Avengers next week and I can say I thoroughly enjoyed Avengers 35 and will be picking up the next episode to not only hopefully see more of Captain Britain but to follow the intriguing plot as well. I will say no more about the tale as I don’t want to reveal major spoilers other than recommend you pick it up Cap fan or not.
Have you picked up Avengers 35? Are you excited about Captain Britain’s appearance in this crossover?
Let me know in the comments below.