Saturday, 30 April 2016

Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain (Marvel UK/1977)

Spider-Man is one of comicdoms most successful characters and his popularity in the UK has meant there has been a Spidey title in constant print in the UK even to this day. Over the years the format has changed and back in the seventies saw a merger with the short-lived, but fondly remembered Captain Britain weekly.

Gone was the (expensive) colour format that Cap had been given, but this remained an entirely unique creation by Marvel for the UK market.

I managed to track down a couple of issues and find Captain Britain embroiled in an adventure featuring both Werewolf by Night and Dracula. The latter seems to have taken a fancy to someone close to Brian Braddock.

Other than Spider-Man this comic also features the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, the latter having surprisingly lost their own solo title.

This combined comic lasted just 29 issues.

Worth tracking these down for the good Captain alone.

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