Captain Britain vs Super Mario in the wrestling World Cup.

If you have ever wondered who would win in a fight between Captain Britain and Super Mario then wonder no further, as the good folk over at the ALL-CAW wrestling YouTube channel have answered the question for you.

The reason behind this clash of titans is that as the football World Cup is taking place ALL-CAW have decided to host a wrestling World Cup; with famous pop culture figures representing the participating nations. Representing the UK is Captain Britain and for Italy, Mario.

How this all done is that custom figures representing Cap and Mario take to the ring in a wrestling video game. The whole fight is recorded so that you can watch it at your leisure on ALL-CAW’s YouTube channel.

The video of the Cap and Mario tussle is below, if you don’t want to know who wins skip the first paragraph afterwards. (Video is TSFW.)

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An excellent result as Captain Britain triumphs and goes on to face Captain America, with a chance to fight Godzilla in the semis. I think Cap’s odds against his across the pond counterpart are pretty good as he has frequently held his own against him. However, against the King of Kaiju Godzilla himself all bets are off.

 

 

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So it seems the only chance you will have to see England do well in the World Cup this year rests on the broad shoulders of Captain Britain, and I’m hoping he goes all the way in his wrestling bouts to the final. Nice work by ALL-CAW for choosing Captain Britain over the likes of Dan Dare, Dennis the Menace, Dr Who or any other UK linked hero/comic book character, and for making me genuinely interested in sport for the first time in many years.

What did you think of the video? Who would you like to see Captain Britain wrestle?

Let me know in the comments below.

 

Captain Britain and his Britmobile

If I asked you to think of a famous superhero’s car, chances are the first one to enter your head might well be Batman and his iconic Batmobile. Bonus points to anyone who remembered Spider-Man and his Spider- Mobile.

However, what you might not be aware of is that Captain Britain has also got in on the whole superhero car scene, with his very own Britmobile.

OK, the car never appeared in any Captain Britain comic, but it made an appearance in the excellent LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game, see the picture of the Britmobile below.

Captain Britains LEGO Britmobile

I’m loving the colour scheme and the fact that it’s obviously based on the iconic British car the Mini, just makes it perfect for Captain Britain to cruise around in when he’s just too tired to fly or when he wants to imagine he’s in the Italian Job.

Here’s a video from the game with some Captain Britain dialogue and the car in action.

I would certainly recommend the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game (check my review of it for PlayStation Universe, ) as a wonderfully irreverent look at the whole Marvel universe. Then when you add in the bonus factor that you can play as Captain Britain, and drive his fab Britmobile then surely things just can’t get any better.

What do you think of Captain Britain’s Britmobile? Do you think it should have been another type of car or something else altogether?

Let rip in the comments below.

Captain Britain Anime, not as Japanese as you might think.

If you were going to include Captain Britain in a cartoon then one in the Japanese style known as Anime might not be your first choice. However Marvel comics never a company to treat Captain Britain correctly decided he would be great as a cameo in their Anime style X-Men cartoon, but did it work?

The X-Men Anime series aired in Japan between 2010-11 and was translated into English and shown in America in 2012, the premise was simple in that the cartoon presented an alternate Marvel universe re-imagining classic characters for a Japanese audience.

Captain Britain appears in the X-Men series finale entitled ” Destiny, ” the clip below showcases him in action as he fights with other super- heroes to save the world.

I enjoyed the clip and felt it was nice to see Captain Britain looking good and being heroic, this correct treatment of Cap and indeed the success of the X-Men Anime is due in no small part to the involvement of British writer Warren Ellis.

Ellis who oversaw the cartoon is no stranger to Captain Britain having written his adventures during his tenure on the Excalibur comic, which probably explains his inclusion and correct treatment in this cartoon.

It’s also interesting to note that Ellis is one of a handful of British writers and artists who have always handled Captain Britain well and he also created his popular supporting character secret service agent Pete Wisdom, who fellow Cap scribe Paul Cornell first spun off into his own mini-series simply entitled Wisdom before putting him in the Captain Britain and MI-13 line up.

So it just goes to show that if Marvel leaves Captain Britain to British writers he can be treated correctly and not leave his fans wincing and crying into their cups of tea.

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The Captain Britain cartoon.

Can you imagine Captain Britain being made into a cartoon ? Implausible as the thought may be the good Captain has made a cartoon appearance but the jury is still out on whether it as any good or not.

Captain Britain was animated for his guest appearance in an episode of the Marvel cartoon ” The Super Hero Squad, ” a show based on the toys of the same name from Hasbro.

Here’s part of the episode ” O Captain, My Captain, ”  in which Captain Britain appears at around the 5:20 mark, have a watch and see what you think of the Captain’s animated debut.

I actually think after watching this that Captain Britain doesn’t come over that bad, not when compared to the terrible Captain Lichtenstein.

Sadly Hasbro never released a Captain Britain figure in their Super Hero Squad range but here is a custom-made one I found on the internet.

Captain Britain customised Super Hero Squad figure