Captain Britain Invades The Queen's Private Quarters In Secret Avengers #22 (UPDATE)

In artwork released as part of Marvel's Liveblog with Rick Remender and friends, as Gabriel Hardman joins Rick Rememder on Secret Avengers from issue 22, Marvel released this piece of art which shows Capain Britain knocked into Buckingham Palace (note the flying flag) and into Queen Elizabeth II's private rooms. She seems too nonplussed, after all most superhero action in Britain seems to take place somewhere between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Good on you ma'am! It's the Blitz spirit once more!

Captain Britain Invades The Queen's Private Quarters In Secret Avengers #22 (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Okay, okay, a little more art….

 

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And some quotes and things while we're at it. From Rick Remender…

"One of the important things for me with big super hero stuff is seeding things early on. Setting up long term mysteries."

"It's hard to re-establish relationships between characters like Cap and Hawkeye who you as a fan have known for so long, but that's what I tried to do for new readers in the Point One issue."

"The first big story is based around a guy named father, who readers of Uncanny X-Force will be familiar with. He had a hand in creating a race of descendants from all the robots in the Marvel Universe who live in the core of the Earth. The threat is actually much bigger, and we'll reveal it as we go. It's something I've been working on for some time."

"In Clint's eyes, he's the direct approach kind of guy, he doesn't like spy work, but Cap thinks this fits his skill set. An archer or a sniper needs to be covert and deadly. Cap's only concern is Clint's temper, so the Point One issue is a test."

"The first big story is based around a guy named father, who readers of Uncanny X-Force will be familiar with. He had a hand in creating a race of descendants from all the robots in the Marvel Universe who live in the core of the Earth. The threat is actually much bigger, and we'll reveal it as we go. It's something I've been working on for some time."

"Venom will be the odd man out at first. In some ways he'll be the reader's perspective moving forward. Here's a guy who grew up wanting to be Spider-Man, then had his dreams taken away by his accident and now he has all this power and he's an Avenger. He's like an 18-year-old kid who loved music and grew up to work with Madonna. I am not comparing Hawkeye to Madonna."

"A lot of characters will go 'Oh hey, there's Venom, the murdering villain monster…why is he on my team?'"

"Every cool robot in the Marvel Universe has a Descendant and they're all working together. It's something that will be problematic for a lot of people moving forward. This can't be swept under the rug. These are sentient beings. It will cause a dilemma."

"The seeds for the Descendants were planted in Uncanny X-Force, but I always conceived them as being bigger than just that book." -Rick Remender

"Adaptoids are like Sentinels for Avengers. They have a deep hatred for the Avengers. They view them as the bad guys. They protect humanity at the expense of other species like mutants or these guys."

"The big thing that came to me was that bonding with technology is a natural part of humanity's evolution. There is a way to make that slightly villainous."

"You have an entire species of Sentinaughts who have a built-in hatred of mutants. The X-Men may not want to be buddies with them."

"I always wondered why the Reavers hated mutants. Their connection with Father explains a lot of that. He needed storm troopers to protect his new race from a competing species."

"Experience and time makes you better as long as you're not lazy, so yes, Hawkeye is a better leader now than he was in the past. But he's not perfect. I don't want to write Hawkeye as perfect and being without bite. He's got a side of him that is a little like sandpaper. He will loose his cool and bark at you occasionally. He may be right, but being yelled at is not something people enjoy. He's great at leading and being a super hero, but he still has that grating side."

"I like that Captain Britain is a physicist who had to accept magic existing. He was bleeding on the side of the street dying and Merlin appeared to save his life. I like that his power is driven by his confidence. I like that this guy who is supposed to be moral and upstanding periodically snaps and gets drunk. I love it! I like that he's a slight loose cannon. He's the shiny hero trying to protect the Omniverse and then he snaps."

"And I love the Otherworld stuff. I'm going to be doing my Otherworld epic in X-Force…I just referred to my own work as epic…the fantasy realm is great and getting to write that is great. It's a dimension outside of all dimensions that's the center of magic. I could write it for a thousand issues."

"And I love the Otherworld stuff. I'm going to be doing my Otherworld epic in X-Force…I just referred to my own work as epic…the fantasy realm is great and getting to write that is great. It's a dimension outside of all dimensions that's the center of magic. I could write it for a thousand issues."

And from Gabriel Hardman

"It's fun drawing this characters I've never worked with. I need to find individual personalities for these guys. Beast is probably the biggest challenge because the way he is visually interpreted varies a lot and I needed to nail down my way to draw him. I basically draw him as Lemmy from Motorhead, so hopefully that will work."

"A lot of these characters are blond white guys. The most important thing for me in storytelling is for each to be distinct. They need to be individuals."

"I haven't gotten to draw Venom in action yet, but I love that costume and am excited to do it. I like the more down to earth, gritty look for Hawkeye. It's more practical…though the fan in me would have had a lot of fun drawing the goofy purple costume."

"I've not had a lot of experience with Captain Britain up until now and I've grown to enjoy him. To me personally, he's wearing a bright, goofy, ice cream cone kind of costume that's very conventional super hero and I had trouble relating. But I went back and read the Alan Moore stuff and paid a little more attention to the character and have come to appreciate him."

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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