Marvel comics announced the Epic line a while ago. The idea is that writers from all over can send in pitches and have them read, maybe even produced. I’ve been umming and ahhing about it and finally decided to pitch a Union Jack story to them. I’ve got a rough plan together, but I need to flesh it out and research twentieth century British history, Celtic mythology and Marvel characters and continuity. The last isn’t too hard, what with the Marvel Directory listing almost every character and The Chronology Project sorting out their appearances.

Hopefully I can layer in enough stuff to have a satisfying superhero story that has wide appeal, without sacrificing too much ‘Britishness’. It’s going to cover racial tension, parallel realities, Tir Na Nog, devolution, Empire, World War 2, Artificial Intelligence, classic cars and mountain bikes. I’m hoping to sneak lyrics in there and somehow someone has to utter the immortal “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!