It was only a matter of time before Steve Rogers returned to the role of Captain America. Today, Marvel announced the upcoming release of Captain America: Steve Rogers by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.
In addition to whatever returns Steve Rogers to his younger self (Secret Wars?), Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty, will also have a new shield.
“It’s an exciting time to be writing Captain America, for sure– this year is the character’s 75th Anniversary, not to mention the upcoming release of Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. And with CIVIL WAR II approaching in the Marvel Universe, it felt like the perfect time to restore Steve Rogers to his former self,” says series writer Nick Spencer.
If you are worried about the fate of Sam Wilson as Captain America, don’t worry, there are now TWO Captain Americas running around.
“CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON will act as great counter-points to one another,” continues Spencer. “If you’re digging the topical, ripped-from-the-headlines approach we’re taking in Sam’s book, we’ve got plenty more of that to come. And if you’re up for a more timeless take, with Captain America facing off against Hydra and his classic rogues gallery, Steve’s book will be just the thing for you.”
With Captain America: Civil War landing in theaters soon, having Steve Rogers back as Captain America was inevitable, so let’s go with the flow, for now, and see what happens. Or don’t. Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on this all-new all-different direction for Captain America.