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Brian Braddock is a fictional superhero appearing in British and American comic books published by Marvel Comics, originally as Captain Britain.
Created in 1976 by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe, with later contributions from Alan Moore and Alan Davis, he first appeared in Captain Britain Weekly #1. The character was initially intended exclusively for the British comics market.
Endowed with extraordinary powers by the legendary magician Merlyn and his daughter Roma, Brian becomes Captain Britain, assigned to be the champion of the British Isles and its peoples, as well as the defender of Earth-616 as a member of the multiversal Captain Britain Corps.
Following his corruption by Morgan le Fay, his twin sister Betsy reclaimed the mantle of Captain Britain, with Brian taking up the moniker Captain Avalon as defender of Avalon.
Captain Britain originally appeared in the first issue of Captain Britain Weekly (cover-dated the week ending 13 October 1976), an anthology comic published exclusively in the United Kingdom by the Marvel Comics imprint known as Marvel UK.
The comic represented the first original content published by Marvel UK, who had previously only handled reprints of Marvel Comics’ U.S. publications.
However, the new content was still created by Marvel’s American staff (the initial team being London-born writer Chris Claremont, penciller Herb Trimpe, and inker Fred Kida) under the supervision of U.S. editor Larry Lieber, then shipped to the UK for publication.
(In addition, the new 8-page Captain Britain installments in each issue of Captain Britain Weekly were supplemented by more reprinted material, featuring Nick Fury and the Fantastic Four).
The character’s creators are unknown, though Trimpe has remarked that the visual design looks like the work of John Romita, Sr., who was designing many of Marvel’s characters at the time.