AKA; Destroyer, Mighty Destroyer
Even a pacifist can break. Introduced in Invaders #18 (July, 1977) by Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins , Brian is the son of the original Union Jack. When the Nazi took over Germany, he and his father disagreed on how the country should handle them, with him believing they should use peaceful mean. He left England with his friend and lover, Roger Audrey, to try and preach peace in Germany. They were arrested and sent to camps. There, he met Professor Schmidt, who wanted him to take a formula to the allies but the guard shot the Professor. Brian drank the formula and gain powers to escape the prison. He took up the mantle of the first Destroyer (not the Asgard version) and battle Nazi in Germany.
Meanwhile his boyfriend had been brainwashed into Dyna-Mite and had attacked the Invaders in England but regained his memories during the battle. Union Jack (Brian’s father) and Audrey went to Germany to find Brian, only to be saved by him. The father and son reconciled and Brian took up the mantle of Union Jack, dues to the fact that his father was now crippled. (Audrey became the new Destroyer). He would later take his father’s place in the Invaders and in a fight with a mind controlled Thor (don’t question it) gain the powers shot electric currents from his fingers. After the war, he joined the V-Battalion and would retire. He was unfortunately killed in a car crash as the age of 53.
Brain’s version of Union Jack is not something people think of when they think of the character. They usually think of Joey Chapman. However, though to the fact that all 3 Union Jacks wear they same costume, he has technically gotten a few figures over the years. The first one was during Hasbro Dark Days as part of a Target Exclusive Red Hulk wave. He would later get an updated version of it in one of the Avengers End Game waves.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers: End Game Wave 2 Union Jack
- While he began his career as the Destroyer, he would inherit the mantle of Union Jack, where he took to wearing his father’s costume
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- More the likely you will be using this as the Joey Chapman character (which honestly it is more based on). However, Brian actually had a longer run of being Union Jack then his father and a longer run in the Invaders. If they do Spitfire, then he would be nice to have with his sister.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of the suit being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.
Roy Thomas | Frank Robbins