Appearing in "The Britannia Project, Part One: The Flag Game"
- Union Jack (Joe Chapman)
- Britannia Project (First appearance)
- Doc Croc (On-screen)
- Good Morning UK (First appearance)
- Darwin Tech (First appearance)
- Steve Darwin (First appearance)
- Saint George (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Hell (Invoked)
Synopsis for "The Britannia Project, Part One: The Flag Game"
A children’s cartoon introduces Britannia and her nemesis, Doc Croc. Croc thinks he has Britannia captured, but like all British people, Britannia is “too stubborn to give up!”. 10 Downing Street announces a new vision for British heroism, a four-nations initiative named the Britannia Project where Britannia will lead Snakes, The Choir and Kelpie as an example of how Britons working together can be truly great. They’re due to be introduced on breakfast television, while at Brean Down Fort off the West coast of England, a plant-the-flag wargame is under way, with Union Jack outmanned and outgunned by unseen assailants. As the last of Jack’s team of guards is brought down by a murderous puddle, a shadowy figure orders Kelpie to stop and Jack makes a break for the floating objective. Just as Jack is about to win the game, Britannia tackles him to the floor, offering a hand he uses as leverage to throw her to the ground, springing past her to successfully claim a win... having left the flag in Britannia’s hands.
The breakfast TV interview begins, with the hosts expressing disappointment that their interview is with Jack and not “Britain’s most beloved super-person” Britannia. Government MP Selwyn James introduces the team, while Britannia berates the team’s financial backer, Steve Darwin, for putting his corporate logo on the game flag. There’s friction between the new superteam and the wargame guards, but Union Jack steps in to calm things down. Darwin requests a photo with Jack, but a dragon shadow forming over the sun distracts Jack and descends upon them in the form of one of Knull’s symbiotes. Britannia springs forth, sword drawn, and beheads the dragon as the floating TV camera gets in her face and the dragon spears her through the chest with its tail. Union Jack cradles the dying Britannia as the symbiote tendrils slither from soldier to soldier, and as Britannia dies in his arms he turns to see the guards are all Knullified. Drawing Britannia’s sword, he lunges for the symbiote-guards, backed up by Snakes, The Choir and Kelpie.
KING IN BLACK TIE IN!
The grand unveiling of The Union! A team of super heroes gathered from all over the United Kingdom, featuring Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir, and their fearless leader, Brittania! But when Knull and his dragons attack Earth, the fledgling team is immediately pushed to their limits! Don’t miss out on an exciting new chapter of Marvel from legendary creators, Paul Grist (JUDGE DREDD, JACK STAFF) and Andrea Di Vito!
- This issue was originally solicited as an Empyre tie-in. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed and eventually resolicited as part of King in Black.
- The new hero team and their look had caused some controversy in England.
- Adams, Tim (February 20 2020). Marvel's 'The Union' Team Name Stirs Controversy Across the UK.
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