When Captain America gets a new series later this year, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, and artist Leinil Yu will be there to bring back some old school villains.
“I think it’s a really exciting time to be writing Captain America right now,” said Coates. “The country is in an interesting place, and I look forward to inhabiting Steve Rogers’ character – this guy who has been a sort of awkward fit for the world, out of time as people say. I hope fans are excited to see something different, and I think there are some really compelling villains old-school Captain America fans and Marvel fans will be familiar with.”
“Finding the right voice to tell the tales of Marvel’s beloved characters is never an easy task, but when it came time to hire the new hand to guide Captain America, we just knew it had to be Ta-Nehisi Coates!” shared Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “After re-inventing the Black Panther for the modern era, Ta-Nehisi now brings his sharp scripting sensibilities to Steve Rogers and his new place in the Marvel Universe. With Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho bringing all the incredible action to life in big, bold visuals, you will not be able to put this book down. And our launch is timed perfectly for release on the Fourth of July!”
Captain America, a character who has always been part of the social and political climate of America, got a lot of negative press last year during the Secret Empire run by Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Matthew Wilson, and Travis Lanham. What will Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinel Yu bring to the table, and who will flip their lids? We’ll find out when Captain America #1 arrives on July 4, 2018 – which probably means you’ll need to double check with your LCS to make sure they are open during the national holiday.