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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Steve Rogers To Return As Captain America: Black Guy P****ed Off Says "I'm The REAL Captain America Now! "

I say NOTHING.  According to Marvel.com:

The Original Captain America Returns
Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz restore the Sentinel of Liberty in Captain America: Steve Rogers!

 
As the saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down—especially Steve Rogers, the original Captain America.

When the villainous Iron Nail removed the Super-Soldier Serum from his body, Steve Rogers aged into an old man, putting him on the sidelines and passing his shield to the former Falcon, Sam Wilson. But following the events of the upcoming Standoff event, Rogers will once again fight on the frontlines as Captain America, with a new shield, a new mission, and a brand new comic, Captain America: Steve Rogers.

The creative team of Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz shared what they could about Steve Rogers’ return to active duty, as well as what it means for his longtime partner and the current Captain America, Sam Wilson.



Marvel.com:  Although Steve Rogers hasn’t really left the stage, we have seen him in a different role in both the current CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON title and in UNCANNY AVENGERS; the role of an older general advising the troops. What changes for Steve to bring him back to the “front lines,” so to speak?
Nick Spencer: Without spoiling too much of Standoff at this early date, something happens that restore Steve to full vigor, which will obviously greatly impact his own mission and his standing within the Marvel Universe. The biggest part of that? He's Captain America once again.

Marvel.com:  What does Steve’s return mean for his former partner? Will Sam Wilson go back to being the Falcon, or will we have two Captain Americas?
Nick Spencer: It means we'll have two Captain Americas. When Steve handed the shield to Sam, it didn’t come with any caveats. It’s his. Steve respects and admires what his old partner is doing, and wants him to carry on. There are enough problems out there, and enough bad guys, to keep both of them busy. They’ll have very different missions; Sam will continue fighting the battles no one else will go near, while Steve is faced with a resurgent threat from his past: Hydra is back, and stronger than ever.
For me, it’s great, because I get to tell two very different kinds of Captain America stories. If you’re liking what we’re doing in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON, with a more topical, of-the-moment take, we’ve got a lot more of that coming your way; but if you’re looking for that classic, timeless version, the one that’s steeped in the Greatest Generation with Cap fighting the face of true evil, now we’ve got that for you as well. I think they’ll complement each other nicely.

Marvel.com: Why is now the right time for Steve to pick up a shield again?
Nick Spencer: The country is as divided as it’s ever been, and Steve is one of a kind; he’s a unifying figure, someone we can all look up to, [and] someone we can all put our faith in. It’s no secret the Marvel Universe is about to enter a period of serious conflict with Civil War II looming on the horizon, and as such, it feels like the perfect moment to bring Steve back into fighting shape.

Marvel.com:  From a character design perspective, Jesus, what should we expect from the new title? Will we be seeing “classic” Cap? And can you both talk about the “new shield” I’ve heard about—what will it look like?

Jesus Saiz: Cap’s redesign has actually been created by the magnificent Daniel Acuña, and it truly is an incredible design. It’s very modern, and at the same time perfectly identifiable as Captain America at first glance. It has all the classic elements you’d expect to find in the character’s suit, but updated in a very clever way.

And the greatest part [is] the shield, indeed! Its shape is similar to the original shield Cap had back in the 1940’s, the pointy one, but this one has two main innovations: its tip can deploy an “energy blade” so Cap can cut into things, and the shield can be divided in two, so Steve can use both halves, one with each arm. Both modifications will help us see a completely different set of moves for Captain America, moves that we [have] never seen Steve use before, in terms of hand-to-hand combat.

I know that changes in the design of a classic character’s suit are always controversial among fans, but I’m convinced they’ll all fall in love with Dan’s work!

8 comments:

  1. Falling sales does its job.

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  2. I just wonder how they are going to get rid of his bitching old man persona. On the other hand I no longer care.

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  3. Well,having been ignoring Marvel I don't care either. Every year Rogers is dead, quits as Cap or some such crap. I looked through the Gene Colan Captain America and Falcon issues the other day -superior to all this crap.

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  4. Ooh. Maybe not. It seems it was okay in comics (for a while) but Disney..apparently they know America best and its been said for a long time that a "black" Captain America in the movies means they'll lose money in parts of the US. Look how they reacted to a black President! Thing is fans will buy whatever is shoved under their noses...one day they'll realise that the character they are following is not the same as the one of six months ago...which was not the one of the year before!

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  5. I keep saying this but I am so lost with what Marvel are doing to their characters - it was obvious Steve Rogers would be back after all Captain America is a successful (and pretty good) film franchise with Steve Rogers and Disney love money so do the maths. Im still hacked off Marvel binned Chris Samnee etc from Daredevil - The late 50s to around 1975 were great years for the comic book Captain America with Romita, Colan , Sal Buscema and Frank Robbins art (I know the last artist I mentioned is not to everyone's taste but they are wrong lol)

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  6. Sorry that should have read the " late 60's to around 1975..."

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  7. Paul and Ja D: I remember the late Denis Gifford on Sky News when Superman 'died'. Skys reporter was shocked but Denis just chuckled and said "He's worth too much money. He'll be back in a few months!" Seriously, build up decades on continuity then throw it out. Who cares who Captain America is -why not the female Cap from Avengers Next? So far everyone is talking more about Harley Quinn and her shorts and that she looks "so hot" but the Joker---the movie character seems to be one you'll find in any psycho-killer based movie. He's...just there.Nothing too shabby about Robbins! It just is money and movie people who might as well have created (oh heavens forbid) their own characters but, no, even if you don't use the established character from comics, why not? I ought to point out I watched about an hour of the Green Hornet movie then walked. Loud mouthed characters, no morals, killing, explosions -its what the masses want!

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