Ta-Nehisi Coates & Leinil Yu relaunch Captain America in July

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Fourth of July is usually for eating BBQ, watching fireworks, drinking and partying to celebrate the formation of the United States. This year it will also be Captain America day.

As announced by Marvel, the publisher is launching a brand new Captain America series, as part of their still-unnamed “Fresh Start” relaunch initiative, from journalist & Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and longtime Marvel artist Leinil Yu & inker Sunny Gho with covers from famed artist Alex Ross.

“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.”

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Coates and Yu are coming in at a time where Captain America is still sort of recovering from and picking up the pieces from Secret Empire where a Cosmic Cube created a version of him that was part of Hydra and helped conquer the United States. Following that event, Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Matt Wilson and Joe Caramagna have been running the Marvel Legacy renumbered version of the series trying to bring Cap back to his roots.

“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!” said 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!”

Coates took to The Atlantic, the newspaper he works for, to pen a piece about his reasons for taking on Captain America and what he hopes to do with the character and Steve’s following of the American Dream and what that means in the modern era.

Audiences will get their first taste of this new run as the creative team will write a story for the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day #1 that arrives on May 5 during the annual Free Comic Book Day celebration.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by LEINIL YU
On Sale 5/5/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 7/4/18

 

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