Wednesday, July 04, 2018

July 4th Independence Day

In celebration of the July 4th, US Independence Day, Sneak Peek footage, plus images from Marvel Comics' newest "Captain America" title, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, with covers from Yu and Alex Ross, available July 4, 2018:

"..."it is winter in America. For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of the radical left-wing 'Hydra' takeover of the nation...

"...Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield, Now a new enemy is rising! Who are the 'Power Elite'? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?..."

"Those of you who've never read a 'Captain America' comic book or seen him in the 'Marvel' movies, would be forgiven for thinking of Captain America as an unblinking mascot for American nationalism," said writer Coates.

"In fact the best thing about the story of Captain America is the implicit irony. Captain America begins as 'Steve Rogers' - a man with the heart of a god and the body of a wimp.

"The heart and body are bought into alignment through the 'Super Soldier' Serum, which transforms Rogers into a peak human physical specimen. 

"Dubbed Captain America, Rogers becomes the personification of his country’s egalitarian ideals...

" anatomical 'Horatio Alger' who through sheer grit and the wonders of science rises to become a national hero..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captain America" #1...