Essex Marvel superhero Captain Britain 'could be made into TV series'

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Image caption Comic book creator of Watchmen Alan Moore wrote Captain Britain stories in the 1980s

The Marvel comics superhero Captain Britain could be turned into a television series.

The superhero, the alter-ego of Brian Braddock, was created in 1976 and featured in a number of comics.

The character was born in Maldon and lived in Braddock Manor, Essex.

Chris Lark, an independent producer, said on Twitter he was considering a series featuring Captain Britain, although plans were at an early stage.

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Mr Lark runs US company Cool Mint Productions.

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Top Captain Britain "facts"

  • Captain Britain was endowed with great powers by the magician Merlyn
  • Helped prevent a neo-Nazi takeover of the country with the help of Captain America and Nick Fury, saving Prime Minister Jim Callaghan
  • At one point he found himself battling Spiderman, but they later joined forces

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Image caption The character was born in Maldon and lived in Braddock Manor in Essex

Captain Britain was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe at Marvel UK as a British response to Captain America.

Alan Moore, Northampton-born creator of Watchman, V for Vendetta and From Hell, wrote for the series in the 1980s.

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