The Captain Britain news round up for June 2015. Will we see a new series soon?

Welcome to a new feature for the Captain Britain fans’ page and blog, a news and views round-up of all things Cap, for June 2015. Will we see a new Captain Britain series after Secret Wars? Just why was the Contest of Champions so crazy? Read on and find out.

June 1st

So we started the month with some bad news from Cap, as he was expunged from a Marvel Universe poster.

Read more about the now you see him and now you don’t Captain Britain here.

June 3rd

Meanwhile after a center stage performance in Secret Wars issue two, Cap and the Braddock family get glossed over in issue 3. But Meggan branches out.

Read about Cap’s off panel cameo and Meggan in A-Force here.

June 8th

Over on Facebook Cap voiced his displeasure at the start of another week.

June 10th

Luckily it wasn’t all bad, kick back with a look at some classic Cap action from 1982 when he appeared in the Contest of Champions.

Read about how Cap for once found himself paired with some marvel A-listers here.

June 11th

Over on Facebook we covered current Captain Britain and the Mighty Defender’s writer Al Ewing’s favorite heroes.

June 15th

Your monthly ahhhh factor is delivered via this picture of pint size Cap and Meggan. You’re welcome.

June 17th

Ever wondered why Captain Britain and Dr Doom don’t get on?

Administer a mighty Stplanng and click here to read more.

June 23rd

Why not take a look at my Top 5 favorite Captain Britain custom action figures.

Click here to see the surprise number one.

June 24th

Good news for digital comics fans as more Cap content comes to Comixology.

June 28th

We end the month on some interesting news, a rumour that there will be a Captain Britain ongoing series after Secret Wars.

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Hot news, Marvel UK and Captain Britain being revivied

Hot news from San Diego Comic con, check this press release out.

Coming in January, the cult favorite Marvel UK characters return in REVOLUTIONARY WAR, a limited series written by Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill, and the Empire will never be the same.

While the Marvel UK-verse has been dormant for some time and boasted a plethora of characters and storylines, the writers wanted to ensure that the new series be as accessible as possible for readers, new and established.

“[Alan Cowsill and I] plan to be setting up all you need to know in the story itself but the main thing readers need to know is that back in the 1990’s Marvel UK had a brief glorious spot in the sun where we got to develop our own UK based heroes as part of the greater Marvel Universe,” explains Lanning

As someone who got his start with the imprint, Lanning warmly recalls how it felt to work for Marvel in England at that moment and how much talent grew out of that system.

“It was a very exciting time to work in comics in the UK and I have a lot of fond memories of the time we spent working on our own, UK-centric versions of super heroes,” he remembers. “I was given one of my early breaks into comics by Paul Neary at Marvel UK along with a great number of current comic creators [including] Liam Sharp, Carlos Pacheco, Salvador Larroca, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Pascal Ferry, Doug Braithwaite, Simon Coleby, Richard Elson, Gary Erskine, Cam Smith and more.”

Years after that heyday, the time seemed right to bring back the imprint.

“It’s been over 20 years since then and it seemed like a good time to revisit the Marvel UK landscape and see what has happened to the heroes since the last Marvel UK comic was published,” argues Lanning.

In preparing to take on the revitalization of the UK imprint, Lanning found himself startled by how strong its world still reads today.

“The biggest surprise has been rereading the old issues and rediscovering how cool the characters and their stories were,” he confesses. “Many of the stories revolved around the evil machinations of a shadowy organization called Mys-Tech, which was formed of 7 ‘techno-wizards’ who, in 987, sold their souls to Mephisto in exchange for immortality.

“As part of their pact the board must supply a steady stream of souls to the demon or else forfeit their own. Many of the stories and characters were linked to Mys-Tech’s efforts of finding a way to escape their compact with Mephisto and becoming immortal in their own right and the machinations and the numerous nefarious plots that they hatched to do this.”

Inspired by this trip down memory lane, Lanning and Cowsill have committed to a story big enough to honor the line’s sizable legacy.

“We want to have as many cameos and appearances as we can cram in so expect many ‘Easter Eggs’ cropping up as we return to several of the old haunts from the Marvel UK universe: The Museum of Antiquities, MI-13, Darkmoor and a few more,” Lanning reveals.

The Easter Eggs will not be limited to one country either with action reaching to the United States and, as Lanning teases, “a certain scientific base in the Adirondack Mountains.”

As events unfold, the creators plan to involve as wide a cast as possible.

“In re-reading the Marvel UK titles and researching old continuity we’ve realized there’s actually a very large and diverse cast of UK based characters available to us,” Lanning notes. “We’ll be revisiting most of the popular old Marvel UK characters and a few of the more obscure ones.

“I think it’s safe to say that Captain Britain and Pete Wisdom will be involved. It would be sacrilege not to feature them in a story set in the UK. Fans of heroes like Warheads, Knights of Pendragon, Death’s Head, Warheads, Dark Angel, Super Soldiers, Motormouth and Killpower will be pleased. We will strive to fit as many in as possible so keep your eyes peeled as your own old favorite may very well make an appearance!”