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Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

And she’s got a whole new mission!

With Otherworld settled, Braddock Manor restored, and her brother Captain Avalon at her side, you’d think things look pretty good for Betsy Braddock.

Only it turns out, good ole Britain doesn’t want her back.

No one wants a mutant menace carrying the shield of Captain Britain, and Betsy’s made more than a few enemies along her way.

Quest-less and country-less, Betsy must define a role for herself.

A fresh take on a beloved character, don’t miss the latest Tini Howard extravaganza and fan-favorite artist Vasco Georgiev’s Marvel debut!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
35 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #1 has me truly thrilled for what comes next. It has threats, both present and insidious that feel real and viable, coupled with amazing character writing and a gorgeous visual presentation. If the creative team can keep this up it looks like the X-Office’s current run of hits will only continue.

  • 100


    Filled with a deep understanding of its characters and its mythology, Betsy Braddock continues laying foundations for its own wonderful corner of the Marvel Universe.

  • 100


    ‘Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain’ #1 kicks off with a jam-packed energetic debut issue that calls back to where the character has come from the past few years while forging forward into whole new adventures and realms. Betsy Braddock is getting her well-deserved chance to shine and this creative team is doing not only her but all the rest of the cast around her complete justice.

  • 97


    Once again Tini Howard gives us a rather complex and nuanced storyline, which has multiple twists being set up. I love the fact that we are likely to see a bit more of S.T.R.I.K.E. as Betsy has called upon them in order to help here get to the bottom of what is going on with the Furies.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Betsy Braddock: Captain America #1 crams appealing characters, history and mythology, and lush, gorgeous art into a highly-enjoyable issue that feels more like a graphic novel. While you’ll probably need a break after reading this beautiful and involving story, you’ll have met lots of interesting characters and be itching to watch all the X-Men movies over again.

  • 83

    Graphic Policy

    Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #1 is a love letter to the badass, queer psychic superhero that Tini Howard has nurtured for the past 3+ years while also shows the strain that taking on the role of Captain Britain, protecting the multiverse, and dealing with Otherworld has taken on her. The comic is a meditation on burnout and being spread too thin, but with killer robots, evil plans, and shrinking Tory-friendly podcasters. Captain Britain #1 is definitely a more rewarding reading if you’ve been following Betsy’s journey throughout Excalibur and Knights of X, but has enough widescreen action (Thanks to Georgiev and Arciniega), smooching, and prestige television style backstabbing for new fans who are curious about the only side of the Marvel Universe that the Original Writer had a hand in shaping, or what’s the deal with the UK’s answer to Captain America.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    Even through “Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain” #1 has a condensed set of characters, this issue has so much ground to cover. One great part about this new title is how much focus that Howard will be able to dedicate this more Betsy-centric Marvel series. Braddock’s relationship with Rachel has an excellent sense of realism in the dialogue. Georgiev’s art is so expressive. At times, Georgiev can miss some of the details and strain elements of character anatomy, but in most scenes these aspects do not detract from the greater story. “Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain” #1 feels more focused than previous Betsy Braddock stories that had to serve too many characters to deliver a good story.

    “Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain” #1 gives Betsy a focused series that her character needed all along.

  • 80

    After becoming a significant and beloved part of the Krakoa era thus far, Betsy Braddock’s Captain Britain is finally leading her own solo series, and its debut installment proves to be an entertaining, albeit slightly-overstuffed, kickoff. The status quo of Betsy, her friends, and her family is established in a way that is just accessible enough while still adding weight to existing narrative elements, with Tini Howard’s script injecting heart and whimsy at virtually every available turn. When combined with Vasco Georgiev’s art, the issue proves to be a pulpy and promising first chapter in the newest X-Men title

  • 76

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    With BETSY BRADDOCK: CAPTAIN BRITAIN #1, the second issue will determine if the series is a must-buy.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    If you’ve been following Howard’s extended Captain Britain run, you may expect more of the same this time around, specifically leaning into the mythic aspect of Otherworld and the Corps. Cleverly on Howard’s part, however, this title pivots slightly away from that to explore the Britain part of Captain Britain, incorporating her namesake nation’s fickle attitude towards her and the British media’s ruthless nature. The UK has a notoriously toxic tabloid scene, which is cannily utilized here through a few info pages styled to resemble them.

    But if you’re someone who can’t totally appreciate the social and political commentary offered here, there’s still plenty of the mythical sword-clashing that’ll leave you satisfied; any issue featuring Britannica Rex, the dinosaur Captain Britain, is one worth reading. (Betsy/Rachel shippers will also be well-fed with this one, that’s for sure.) But most of all, the issue builds to an intriguing cliffhanger that I won’t spoil here, but implies an incoming clash between Betsy and another UK-based character that is incredibly genius. (You can glance at the solicits for the next issue if you really want a heavy hint as to what I’m alluding to.) With a new perspective but retaining everything that has made Howard’s time with the character so much fun, Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #1 continues this era of the Captain Britain with a new lease on its life.

  • 65

    Comic Watch

    It’s a new chapter in Betsy Braddock’s life as Captain Britain, but unfortunately it seems like it’s just more of the same. Not much has changed for Betsy since taking on the mantle, despite being under Howard’s control for the last four years, and the only thing new is her relationship with Rachel, which came at the ending of the Knights of X mini. I’m not sure if Howard’s got anything new to say about Betsy and her world, but I’ll keep waiting patiently.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    Supposedly this is a new story along the Excalibur storyline but it did not seem you need to have read that one to get what was going on as they do explain things as they go. I did enjoy Betsy Braddock going directly to the universe where the threat was coming from and asking what was up. That worked out about as well as you expect it would but still at least she tried.

    Supposedly this is the Marvel debut of this artist so if you are a fan of the artist then I recommend it.

    There are so many of these series now but I am sure this character will turn up in your favourite one if you wait long enough depending on the storyline.

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