Tini Howard teases Betsy Braddock and her brother Brian’s plans for her and Rachel’s future in ‘Betsy Braddock – Captain Britain.
Captain Britain is making a triumphant comeback home after the war in Otherworld. However, not everyone wants her back. BETSY BRADDOCK CAPTAIN BRITAIN is Betsy Braddock’s story. She and her brothers Jamie, Brian, and Jamie have established a business on Braddock Isle. There has been controversy about Betsy taking up the role. Reuben Brousseau is one of many threats she’ll face. When things get really difficult, her trusted girlfriend Rachel Summers will be there for her.
Marvel.com’s BETSY BARADDOCK: CAPTAIN BRIAN writer Tini Henry shared her thoughts on what the future holds for Rachel, the Braddocks, and the Captain Britain Corps. As well as sharing some favorite throwbacks to her EXCALIBUR, she welcomed new readers. She also spoke highly of Vasco’s art, promising Betsy more baggage, and many other things.
MARVEL.COM – BETSY BRADDOCK – CAPTAIN BRITAIN #1 is the next chapter in your KNIGHTS X series. What would your advice be to a new reader?
TINI HOARD: This one’s for all our new friends. If you are new to Captain Britain or a Captain Britain fan, this one’s for you! Folks who enjoyed KNIGHTS OF X will be excited to see the aftereffects of the war in Otherworld, Captain Britain’s emancipation from the Roma/Saturnyne/Merlyn triangle, and how they come into play here. It’s not necessary to read this book, but you will be able to see how it moves under the surface.
MARVEL.COM. Which BETSYBRADDOCK.COM CAPTAIN BRITAIN characters did you instantly fall in love with?
TINI HOARD: I love writing about the Braddocks and their extended families of friends and loved ones. This book is a joy because you get to see them at their home again. Although they didn’t grow on me, I can say they were a pleasure to be around. They have been a joy to write to. I am having a lot of fun with their personalities, as well as different approaches, for the first time.
MARVEL.COM – The Braddocks now live together again. How has their dynamic changed from the last time they were this close?
TINI HOWARD Wow! Rachel and Brian used live in the lighthouse during Excalibur, so having her back as his sister is really… funny. Rachel loves to hang out with Captain Britain.
The siblings all live together, and there’s a computer downstairs. It’s a little like old times. Vasco took a fantastic shot in the first issue. It’s full of Full House energy.
MARVEL.COM – Betsy and Rachel are now officially in the Marvel Universe. How will the return to Earth-616 affect their relationship?
Tini HOWARD: Now they live in England together! It is not known if they did it officially. I think it was just an unofficial sleepover that never ended. Girls who like girls… we do that sometimes. As Askani, Rachel now has a prominent place in Captain Britain’s life, which allows her work without being manipulated, as it were, by another magical investor. It’s love which makes it possible for the team-up to happen. Good stuff.
MARVEL.COM. Reuben Brousseau continues to be up to no good. But he has a strong new ally. What should we do for the Captain Britain Corps, and how concerned should you be?
TINI HEAD: Reuben, one of the powerbrokers who are trying to bring Betsy under control, is only one example. As the series continues and the drama escalates, we will learn more about the other players and why. Issue #4 is the most serious issue yet, so I’m eager to work with you.
MARVEL.COM. Tell me more about Vasco Georgiev. Was there anything he added to the book that you were surprised or delighted by?
TINI HOWARD I’m new to Vasco and it’s great. I have been fortunate to work with one amazing artist every day during my time aboard Captain Britain. Betsy lovers are spoiled these days by incredible artists, so it was quite a challenge, but Vasco delivers. Vasco’s captures of Braddock Manor are amazing, as well as the battle scenes and the embraces. He brings so much energy and motion. It’s a pleasure to work with him.
MARVEL.COM. We meet a few Captain Britains. Other than the original, which was your favorite and why?
TINI HOWARD While she doesn’t appear specifically in this issue, it is a great illustration of the Violet Swan. She’s Captain Britain, but she can also be a very mean psychic bird. Betsy must be a “mean spiritual bird”, so it works.
MARVEL.COM: What do you want readers to see most in BETSYBRADDOCK’s CAPTAIN BRITAIN #1:
TINI HEAR: It’s obvious that Captain Britain has been rising in the Marvel Multiverse. Also, Betsy and Rachel’s wonderful outfits, kisses, and looks.
MARVEL.COM – The history of Captain Britain is complex (and perhaps a lot of baggage). What do you think BETSY BRADDOCK: CAPTAIN BRITAIN can add to that legacy?
TINI HOWARD: Oh, more baggage, certainly–emotionally and literally. She just returned from her move; she still needs all her clothes.
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