YOU may have seen these images already – they appeared in the dailies a few months back, and depict a cartoon Prime Minister Brown dealing with an invasion of supervillain aliens.
I was reminded of this while reflecting on the (over? hysterical?) reaction to GB’s tonge-slip at the despatch box on Wednesday and the subsequent references to Harriet “Wonder Woman” Harman and her description of GB as “Superman” (and also of Do-Nothing as “The Joker”).
Anyway, here is GB, in the company of none other than Captain Britain (natch) as they consider strategy in the face of a Skrull invasion of the UK. Note the honorific “Mr Prime Minister” used by one of GB’s aides – clearly an American sub-editor’s work. It may be “Mr President” over there but it’s still plain old “Prime Minister” here.
The comic in question is “Secret Invasion: Captain Britain and MI 13”, issue 1, published by Marvel and written by Paul Cornell, who will be remembered by Doctor Who fans as the writer of the brilliant season three two-parter, “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood”. Just thought you’d like to know.