Captain Britain first appeared in his own weekly comic in October 1976 — 30 years ago! No one else is gonna mark this red letter day in the annals of comicdom, so I will.

Here’s a rare piece of Jack Kirby art spotlighting the good Captain with Jack’s trademark creation, Captain America. Hands across the water and all that.

Captains America and Britain

And here, the somewhat lesser talented renderings of “the British Bullpen” from Christmas 1976. No idea who “G. Mina” is. This is one of the very few pieces of original material to come out of Marvel UK prior to Dez Skinn’s restructuring in 1978.

Captain Britain at Christmas

Happy Birthday, Brian Braddock aka Captain Britain!

Captain Britain #1