SCOTLAND’S very own superhero is set to make a return this St Andrew’s Day.
Captain Scotland, who disappeared 30 years ago from the pages of the magazine Atomic, is back for a brand new story online.
Written by Tom J. Fraser and illustrated by Valentian Mozzo, Captain Scotland: Back To The Future’s release also coincides with Scottish Book Week.
“Captain Scotland was our first national Scottish hero, created in the mid 80’s,” explains writer Tom.
“The story is a fabulous jumping on point for everyone, as all you thought you knew about the character is completely wrong.
“The story explores what it’s like for a kid to lose thirty years of his life and return home in 2017. Captain Scotland’s alter ego ‘Scott Stewart’ meets his old friends who are now in their fifties.
“In the short story Captain Scotland also gets to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of this great country and we throw in a mystery for the start of the Year of Young People 2018 too.”
The new story, with the character’s look slightly tweaked with artwork by young artist Valentina, features contemporary humour for young and old.
“The story is so current we have even had to change the plot ever so slightly as real news overtook our fiction. It’s a superhero soap opera after all!” adds Tom.
The creative team reckon that Captain Scotland can be a great ambassador for the country, with plenty more stories to tell.
He first appeared in the ‘Atomic’ comic, created by Anthony Foster, who also wrote the original Captain Scotland stories with art by Craig Conlan. The title lasted for thirteen issues, sold in speciality comic shops.
The title helped launch the careers of several comic creators, and Captain Scotland was recently featured in the book ‘The British Superhero’ by Dr Chris Murray, at the University of Dundee.
Captain Scotland:Back to the Future appears on ComicsFlix.org on 30th November 2017 from 8am
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