The darkness in the Superior Spider-Man arc has meant that I've been quietly hiding the comics rather than encouraging my kids to flick through them as I used to. The darkness in Man of Steel means that those same kids will grow up with the Reeve movies rather than the Cavill ones, which is probably cooler anyway.
Anticipation for Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man is tepid, at best. No one's talking about it, it doesn't generate nearly as much hushed excitement as the impending Bat-fest or last month's Promethe-mess (sic).
Ever since Samuel L. Jackson first popped up as Nick Fury in the end credits of Iron Man back in 2008, fans the world over have been eagerly awaiting the time when the one-eyed Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. would bring together these superheroes for the holy grail of comic book movies. Well Marvel fans, the time has come.
We have our own Captain Britain. Created by British born comic book writer, Chris Claremont in 1976 and designed to uphold British laws in the same way Captain America held up the US moral highground, our own super-saviour (real name Brian Braddock) has never really been taken to the nation's heart.