Marvel announced that Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven are teaming up to bring an all new Captain America on-going series to your comic book store starting in July.
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. An all-new, high octane Captain America series begins here, just in time for the First Avenger’s highly anticipated feature film from Marvel Studios.
“I gave myself a few challenges for this new #1 – I wanted to do the perfect Cap comic for anyone who walks out of the Cap movie and wants to know what’s next, but it also had to build on everything I’ve done on the book beforehand, too, and feel like the natural next step,” explained Brubaker in a prepared statement. “Thank God Brevoort wrangled me Steve McNiven to pull all this off. Steve is at the top of his game, and no one draws action like him. I can’t wait for these issues to start coming out.”
A new number one issue can only mean one thing – a great jumping on point for readers young and old. And the timing is perfect as well, as Captain America: The First Avenger arrives in theaters July 22, 2011. Let’s hope someone smart figures out a way to get the comic book into the movie theater as a give-away/promotion item for those seeing the film. The one-two punch might actually have an impact in the number of people who start reading the book.