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Gordon Brown, superhero

Gordon Brown, superheroTuesday, June 03, 2008By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press WriterE-Mail Print Share:LONDON —  The British prime minister's dull-as-dishwater image is getting a revamp from an unlikely source: U.S.-based comic book publisher Marvel.Gordon Brown, who has been in the political doldrums of late and is often described as buttoned down, is depicted in a heroic light in "Captain Britain and MI13," a new comic that shows the prime minister helping stave off an attack of evil, green-skinned aliens.The space invaders, known as the Skrulls, have even managed to penetrate the British Cabinet, impersonating at least three Cabinet ministers, but Brown manages to coordinate the ultimately successful efforts to fight them off.To do so, he works with a fictional intelligence agency known as MI13 that seems closely modeled on MI5, the real British domestic agency, and MI6, the overseas intelligence agency that is the home base of fictional spy James Bond.It is all quite a makeover fo...

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