In case it’s not clear from the covers I’m including here in the pre-ramble section of these posts, Captain Britain isn’t the only character being featured in the UK Marvel Super-Heroes mag. As you can see, it’s a pretty interesting anthology format… and, while I believe I initially referred to this as a being a “weekly”, I’m coming to the conclusion that it is, in fact, a monthly.
We open with the Junkheap and Captain Britain fighting their way through the city of whichever London this is. Initially, the military assumes them to both be enemies. Ya see, they don’t recognize Captain Britain at all. More on that in a bit. Now, Brian is able to sorta-kinda hold his own… he even goes all cover of Action Comics #1 on the bot for a bit. Unfortunately for him, however, the British M.P.s (I’m guessing they’re military police… but could be mistaken) decided to fire a rocket launcher at him!
Brian’s all “what the hell, guys!” and suggests they should know who he is. To this, they reply that they used to have a Captain UK… but, never met a Captain Britain. Amid this confusion and distraction – Betsy’s Beautiful Blonde Brother gets Blasted by the Bot.
Brian fights his way though the blast… and manages to push the Junkheap into… uh, the Thames? That’s the one from the beginning of Danger Mouse and Bananaman, right? Whatever the case, this causes the Heap’s energy to zeep… er, seep away. As it crackles in the drink, it comments that it needs “more juice”.
Captain Britain convinces the M.P.s to allow the Heap to reform… so they might follow it to this source of this “juice”.
Brian and the M.P.s follow the shambling wreckage to a nearby sewer pipe… which looks like it’s oozing with Tang. Our Captain prevents the Heap from rejuicing… and, it goes inert.
Just then… a strange street person appears. Captain Britain sure seems to be chummy with these interdimensional hoboes, don’t he? Anyhoo, this character convinces Brian to enter the sewer pipe… we wrap up with him face-to-face with… an over-sized Rat Thing called Algernon. I hope Brian brought him some flowers!
|From Excalibur #43 (November, 1991)|
Looks like she’ll start popping into our Captain Britain strips before long (and to say much more would be spoiling the story)… so, look forward to that! Worth noting, the British M.P.s in this chapter refer to Captain UK as a “he”… so, looks like we’ll be hitting the ground running with some already established lore!