Just got word from Marvel Comics that the company is launching a brand-new Captain America series in July — written by Ed Brubaker with art by Steve McNiven — starring (slight SPOILER ALERT) Steve Rogers as Cap.
I'm not at all surprised by the move, as Marvel really needed to get Steve back in the suit in time for the Captain America movie, which comes out this summer. Still, I am disappointed because I actually like Bucky Barnes in the Cap role. (Maybe there'll be two Caps?) And the solicitation for the first issue of the new series left me under-whelmed:
Steve Rogers is back as Captain America but when a mysterious figure from his past returns with the Sentinel of Liberty in his crosshairs, deadly secrets will surface—and send shockwaves through the lives of everyone Steve holds dear.
Does every Brubaker superhero comic book have the same plot? How many folks from the past have to return to plague today's heroes with deadly secrets? And let me guess, issue three or four will be an all-flashback story that takes place during WWII?
Come on Brubaker — give me something new.
OK, bitching session is over. Check out some covers for the upcoming comic: