Kyle Baker posted this image of Isaiah Bradley from Baker and Morales’Â Truth: Red, White & Black series.Â Baker tagged the image with “For an upcoming Marvel gig”.Â Could this be the answer to the big secret of Reborn #1 and Captain America #600 that has everyone in a twitter lately?Â There has been a lot of speculation about a black Captain America since the first star-on-black-background image was pushed out from the House of Ideas a couple of months ago.
The speculators have further claimed the July 13 early release date is also going to tie into the announcement that Will Smith will play Cap in the coming Captain America movie.
Interestingly no one has made any mention to the publicity bit featuring Rikki Barnes.Â Maybe she’ll be the new sidekick? And what if all of this plays out to be true, what then of the current Bucky Cap?
It’s all rumor and speculation, mixed in with a bit of truth that gets everyone up in arms.Â All of the hints being dropped about is a great example of viral marketing.
It’s just too bad all the chatter is being bandied about throughout the comic book Intardwebz, and not in other media.Â This kind of speculation and talk could have a lot of positive long term impact for comics in general, instead of the the two day coverage coming from one select mass media outlet on July 13, 2009 to get one company a crap load of money in the short term.
The real story in all of this is, “Who is Marvel teaming up with for this “breaking” story?” Newsweek, The New York Times, Steve Colbert?
I’ll let the Major Spoiler Legion use the comment section below to shout out their thoughts, rants, and ideas.Â Keep it civil.