The Royal Mail is about to issue an entire set of stamps featuring the greatest Marvel characters of all time, including the likes of Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and, er Captain Britain?
He's a bit niche to say the least, with the most interesting bit of trivia covering Britain's existence being a brief period when his stories were written by Alan Moore, thanks to the celebrated Northampton writer contributing to Marvel UK in the early 1980s. To further please the flag-waving, stamp-collecting, superhero-liking, card-posting Brit demographic of 2019, Royal Mail has also dredged up Union Jack; the alter-ego of James Montgomery Falsworth, and another Marvel character only just about well known enough to have a Wikipedia entry.
The Marvel stamps are being merchandised to death by the Royal Mail, as you might expect, which is offering £80 framed prints, £100 random medal editions, £93 entire sheets, 30p envelopes and much, much more, ahead of release in March. [Royal Mail]