Honoring the Captain Britain Corps and its greatest members – Day 3: Captain Granbretan

Welcome to day three of a week of mourning on the Captain Britain Blog as we remember the Captain Britain Corps who were so cruelly taken from us last week. Each day we are going to look at some of the best members of the Corps and celebrate the incredible diversity and strength of the best inter-dimensional super hero team that ever was.

Today we honor Captain Granbretan.

captain granbretan by Grant Morrison

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to a Smith’s album cover and perhaps the only Captain Britain Corps member to be killed by his own suit, Captain Granbretan’s sad story can be read here. Created by Grant Morrison and John Stokes, Captain Granbretan’s other claim to fame is that he was the only Corps member to ever be introduced in a text story, which was published in Captain Britain 13 from 1986.

Captain Granbretan aka Paul Peltier was unique in that he was a Corps member who was not actually a mutant or super powered individual like the majority of the members. While he may not have been as honorable as his team mates his underlying  tragedy shows that the Corps can be flawed, and by that be a more believable super hero team than the JLA or the Avengers in my eyes. Captain Granbretan never returned from the dead making his story and the Corps or the more powerful than some super teams that seem to have a revolving door policy for “dead” members.

Join us for the rest of the week as we continue to honor the Captain Britain Corps and its finest members.

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