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Great News for Fans of Nothing Ever Changing: Steve Rogers will be Back as Captain America Soon!

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, January 20 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Great News for Fans of Nothing Ever Changing: Steve Rogers will be Back as Captain America Soon!

Character progression be damned, Steve Rogers will return to the costume following Avengers Standoff!


Source: Marvel.com

If you've ever said to yourself, "I wish comics could be even more static and all story developments would be washed away by the tide of cross-branded marketing synergy, even more than they already are, which is a lot," then today is your lucky day, because Marvel just revealed - and you'd better sit down for this, because it's really shocking - Steve Rogers will become young again and don the mantle of Captain America once more. The change will occur following the events of Avengers: Standoff, one of the company's minor super-mega-crossover events (it only has eight tie-ins in April), not to be confused with Civil War 2, it's major super-mega-crossover event coming later this summer. From a Marvel.com interview with Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, who will be the creative team of a new book, Captain America: Steve Rogers:

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.

 

Of course, Captain America has a movie coming out this May, and we all know that movies have traditionally really boosted comics sales, as evidenced by the millions of people regularly reading comics after the success of The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, and Captain America in cinemas. So it's only natural that Steve come back now, so that, if a person happens to go see Captain America: Civil War in a movie theater, and happens to think, "I want more of that, but for triple the money and stretched out over six months," and happens to come to the conclusion that comic books are a thing that are still being made (because superhero movies give absolutely no indication of this despite being a perfect opportunity to advertise that fact), and then happens to figure out that there's probably one place in town where you can actually buy them, and happens to go there, and happens to see one of several comic books featuring Captain America, and happens to be able to make some sense out of bizarre renumbering schemes, crossover tie-ins, and variant covers, they'll see the guy from the movie they just saw and maybe buy the book.

But don't worry! We wouldn't want to make this too easy for our hypothetical "new comics reader," so Sam Wilson, formerly known as The Falcon, will also continue to be Captain America in his own book, Captain America: Sam Wilson. From the interview:

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.

 

Excellent! And this certainly won't diminish Sam's presence in any way, and the market can definitely support multiple Captain America books - it's doing so well lately! Sounds like great news all around, so head over to Marvel.com to read the rest of the interview, in which you can learn about the role editorial played in minute details like what Captain America's shield will look like (always a plus!), how this will lead into the next super-mega-crossover event, and whether or not Steve Rogers can save America from its divisive political landscape (of course he can!). Check out the cover below, true believers!

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Captain Steve by Jesus Saiz





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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.


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