Marvel’s often overlooked British superheroes are about to clash as Captain Britain and Union Jack fight to the death in a ‘Brexit’ inspired mini-series.
A new mini-series from Marvel comics will find British superheroes taking centre stage as Captain Britain and Union Jack fight to the death in a bloody battle inspired by ‘Brexit’ and the comic publisher’s own Civil War story line.
The concept draws on the current political predicament facing the British government who have, so far, been unable to agree a deal to facilitate the UK’s exit from the European Union.
In the same way that ‘Brexit’ has divided a nation, the new, as yet untitled, series will focus on a significant political event similar to the UK’s current plight, but won’t directly reference the ‘B’ word.
Faced with an inescapable stalemate the British government will call on Brian Braddock, aka, Captain Britain to take action that will leverage a deal in their favour. Step up Joseph Chapman, aka, Union Jack to head up the opposition.
The comic series written by Scottish author, Mark Millar, (Incidentally a keen advocate for Britain leaving the UK) is reportedly set to be ultra-violent. Captain Britain will lead the nation’s armed forces to the streets of London as bloody battles rage between the establishment and the resistance led by Union Jack.
It’s black cab driver vs your local bobby, The Queen vs Camilla, brother vs sister and hero vs hero. Families, friends, allegiances, work acquaintances. The UK as we know it will be torn apart.
This epic confrontation will result in the death of either Captain Britain or Union Jack. Who will die? We won’t find out until the sixth and final instalment hits comic book shops in late June this year.