To the surprise of no fan, right after Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters — allegedly the best of the Marvel films so far — Steve Rogers will return to the role of being Captain America. For a while now, he’s been an old man. What some might call a tough old bird. Still calling the shots, still in action, just looking closer to his 90 or so years. Despite Sam Wilson doing a bang-up job as Captain America, that status quo just couldn’t last — although I’m suspecting that Marvel won’t take Sam out of the role just quite yet. Let’s create an Corps America! (Because AmericaCorps was already taken…)
The original Sentinel of Liberty returns! Recently restored to his super-powered self, Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return to the red, white and blue this May in the all-new CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1! Hot off the blockbuster Avengers: Standoff crossover, creators Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring Steve back into the field with a new mission, a new costume, a new shield and wall-to-wall action!
“The country is as divided as it’s ever been, and Steve is one of a kind,” says Nick Spencer, in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s a unifying figure, someone we can all look up to, [and] someone we can all put our faith in. It’s no secret the Marvel Universe is about to enter a period of serious conflict with Civil War II looming on the horizon, and as such, it feels like the perfect moment to bring Steve back into fighting shape.”
He may be back but the celebration will be short lived. Steve isn’t the only one who’s returned stronger than ever. Hydra has re-emerged. Led by his greatest foe, the Red Skull, Hydra has begun to worm its way into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Anyone can be a threat. Trust no one. Even a restored Captain America may not be enough to stop the far reaching tentacles of Hydra.
With a rallying cry of “Avengers Assemble”, the Sentinel of Liberty charges headlong into the fight once more. But will his first day back on the job be his last? Find out when CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 explodes into comic shops and digital devices this May!
Plus – don’t miss an exciting prologue to this monumental first issue, coming exclusively to comic shops on Free Comic Book Day. Head to your local retailer on May 7th to get your hands on FCBD Captain America #1!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 (MAR160721)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art & Cover by JESUS SAIZ
Variant Covers by STEVE EPTING (MAR160722) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR160724)
and JIM STERANKO (JAN168400)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160723)
Hip-Hop Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (MAR160726)
Age of Apocalypse Variant Cover by PAUL RENAUD (MAR160725)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant by GREG HILDEBRANT (MAR160727)
FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16
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