Saturday, 17 December 2016

CAPTAINS AMERICA & BRITAIN...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

JACK KIRBY & JOE SIMON drew the above cover, SEB CAREY
pays homage to it with the one below.  And didn't he do well?  Parody has
always been a part of the visual language of comicbooks, as has satire, and
Seb's cover combines them both in one go.  For more of Seb's art, click on
http://sebcarey.deviantart.com/gallery  - and all Cap Britain fans

Well go on!  What are you hanging around here for?

12 comments:

Colin Jones said...

Yay, CB punching Nigel Farage - a lot of us would like to do the same to the weaselly little git. Let's take our country back and then we can start grovelling to Trump. I saw another Brexit satire in Tesco a few days ago - it was a book spoofing Enid Blyton's Famous Five called "Five Go To Brexit Island". There were several other Famous Five spoofs there on different subjects and I might buy a couple to read over Christmas :)

Kid said...

Don't hold back, CJ - tell us what you really think. Have you seen the new Ladybird books in shops at the moment? They're really quite funny and I think you'd enjoy quite a few of them. I've still got some original Famous Five books that I plan on re-reading some day. I suspect that I'll be disappointed, but hopefully that won't be the case, and the 7 year-old me who yet lurks in the caverns of my consciousness will come to the fore.

Colin Jones said...

Yes, those new Ladybird books were on sale alongside the Famous Five spoofs. I've never read any original Famous Five as I was into The Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Nowadays the Famous Five (or Famous Four and their dog) seems so frightfully Home Counties, jolly good show old boy. On the other hand I did enjoy the Jennings books and they were set in a prep school :D

Kid said...

I also enjoyed The Three Investigators and the Jennings books (although it's been close to 45 years since I've read the latter), but have never read Nancy Drew. I have read a couple of Hardy Boys books, but even that was over 30 years ago. You really should lay hands on some of the early William books, CJ - they're a riot.

Phil S said...

hey I have to live with the orange pumpkin for the next few years.

Kid said...

We all do, PS - we all do. I bet so many people have never wished for four years to pass as quickly as they do now.

TC said...

Well, Trump is like influenza, but Clinton is like HIV. You can survive and recover from the flu, but not if you have full blown AIDS.

Actually, my only complaint about the 2016 election, so far, is that Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, and Miley Cyrus haven't kept their promises to leave the country.

Kid said...

There are a few celebrities who threatened to leave Britain if we voted to quit the EU, TC. Last I heard, they were still here, so it's not just politicians who fail to keep their promises.

Colin Jones said...

If Clinton is like HIV then Trump is bubonic plague...

Kid said...

He always speaks very highly of you, CJ. What happened, did he forget your birthday?

Warren JB said...

Opinion of the characters in the main image is one thing, but is Seb Carey honestly suggesting that we should relate to Jeremy Corbyn, with that fourth-wall shrug?

I'm also rubbed the wrong way by the appropriation of characters for specific, petty political stances, regardless of left or right, conservative or liberal. Captain America punching Hitler, alright. It's a poke at the leader of a different country, actively warring against it's neighbours.
For internal politics, matters that divide a country with legitimate concerns on both sides, it's a bit rich to shangai a well-known fictional character - especially one that personifies the whole country, in some way - into your own narrow view. Someone could easily draw a similar scene with Brian Braddock punching out Jean-Claude Juncker (or Trump giving a thumbs-up on a Spider-Man cover...), but would that make it right, or accurate? I'd hazard it'd stir up similar cries of 'but Captain Britain wouldn't do that!' at least; and yeah, that's the point.

Kid said...

I obviously can't speak for Seb Carey, WJB, but he may not necessarily be reflecting his own point of view, but rather just tapping-in to a commonly-held perception amongst certain (maybe even limited) sections of society about Trump and Farage, as it gives him an opportunity of drawing a humorous scene based on Captain America #1. However, if it stirs up a discussion on the issue and prompts a well-considered comment like yours, perhaps it's worth it, eh?

Anyone like to respond to WJB's comment, for or against?

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