1976. Bicentennial year. A full two centuries since the removal of colonial rule, and the ousting of the limeys. And then, suddenly, the British invaded again! At Marvel Comics anyway:

The “Newest and Greatest Superhero of all!”, while published in the UK, was actually entirely produced in the US. By Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe no less. And his introductory adventure hit the stands not too long after this:

Okay, so it was set in the 1940s, but it’s still a Brit superhero. And this time drawn by the King himself — what was that about the overthrow of the monarchy?

Brian Braddock and Lord Falsworth led the charge, and many heeded the call. In the years that followed, the British would come to take over US comics altogether.

Gor blimey, guv’ner..!

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