Captain America is getting a new reboot thanks to writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Jesús Saiz.
Announced exclusively by io9, Straczynski and Saiz are at the helm of a new Captain America series which begins in September 2023. Marvel teased the new series, “Decades ago, Steve Rogers changed the world forever. Now powerful and insidious forces are coming together to ensure he never will. Never again. Past, present and future collide as the timeless man reckon with an existential threat bent on setting the world on a darker path at any cost…”
“One thing about Steve Rogers that’s never really been addressed is the time between his parents’ death and when he became Captain America,” Straczynski said of the new series. “We’re talking about a sickly, skinny 17-year-old kid, trying to survive on his own because he’s stubborn and independent, on the streets for several years, hustling for any gig he can get, even though he’s taller than him, trying to afford food and a place to stay, so we’ll balance a story in the present tense in which Captain America takes on a new villain of supernatural origin, with a story about his young me, with the two stories intertwined.
“Because there’s another key aspect of this period that we’re going to get into. The years when young Steve was alone were the same years when the American Bund – for all intents and purposes, the Nazi Party in America – was becoming very powerful. in the real world of New York City, just a few blocks from his home. They staged marches and public rallies, harassed people and sowed hatred, all in an effort to bring the America on Nazi Side, a campaign that culminated in the largest Nazi rally on American soil in history, as tens of thousands of Nazis and Nazi sympathizers crammed into the Madison Square Garden to celebrate their dream of a millennial Reich.”
Captain America celebrates a milestone
Ahead of the new reboot, Marvel releases Captain America #750 on July 5, 2023, writers Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Tochi Onyebuchi, JM DeMatteis, Gail Simone, Dan Jurgens, Stephanie Williams and Cody Ziglar and artists Carmen Carnero, RB Silva, Jurgens, Daniel Acuña, Rachael Stott, Marcus Williams and Sara Pichelli. The oversized issue’s synopsis reads, “CAPTAIN AMERICA MOURNS THEIR DISAPPOINTED! After the heartbreaking events of CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR, Captain America returns home to mourn their dead and strive to honor the power of the Plus: The Secret Origin of Sam Wilson’s New Shield Revealed and a Bold New Direction for Sharon Carter! superstar performers to tell timeless stories celebrating the epic history of the star-studded hero! Don’t miss this jam-packed oversized issue!”
Captain America #1 features cover art by Saiz. The issue comes out September 20, 2023.
Source: io9, Marvel