You will be sick of Captain America this week!

200801281158UPDATE: The Daily News story is up now

Captain America is back and he’s packing heat. Less than a year after the legendary star-spangled superhero was killed off in his comic book, his former teenage sidekick is being promoted to fill those big red boots in the latest issue, out Wednesday.


ICv2 rounds up plans for mainstream media coverage of the new Captain America this week. There will be a story in the NY Daily news, an appearance by Ed Brubaker on NPR on Monday morning, and a return trip by Joe Quesada to the Colbert Report on Tuesday night.

With an actual election underway, it may not be a slow news week, so who knows if news of a gun-toting Captain America will take off again?

Comments

  1. I’m guessing Joe Quesada is returning to THE COLBERT REPORT to take back Cap’s shield that has been kept on Stephen’s wall so that it can be handed over to Bucky.

    Here’s hoping, though, that Stephen asks Quesada why he’s apparently “anti-marriage” these days…

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    Captain America is a physical and symbolic ideal. He knows how to kill, yet uses a defensive weapon to disarm his foes. Heroes do not kill. They stare into the abyss, they enter the abyss like Orpheus, they may suffer and struggle as they wander through darkness and despair, but no matter the loss or tragedy, they remain heroes upon their return. The best of us not only struggle with adversity, but show us that we, too, can overcome that which we thought impossible.
    Sir Edmund Hillary and Steve Rogers showed us the way. Who will lead us now? And down which path?

  3. I’m not caught up on reading Cap, but wasn’t the identity of the new Cap supposed to be a secret? Because that NY Daily News blurb totally spoils the surprise. Not that that’s not what everyone assumed was going to happen…

  4. Glen Newman says:

    It was revealed at the end of the last issue of Captain America that Bucky is taking up the shield, so it’s not a secret anymore. As if it really ever was…

  5. A-rod says:

    Wait, Captain America died???
    Whatever. Next you’ll tell me the Hulk changed colors Spidey never got married and Wonder Woman is on the cover of Playboy. Wha-Whaaaaa?

  6. Bucky’s alive?

  7. Well, Cap had a gun in the 1940′s movie serial. So what was good for the Nazi’s back then might work for Al Qaeda today.

    ~

    Coat

  8. Torsten Adair says:

    Yeah, Bucky’s alive. The Rooskies brainwashed him, gave him some prosthetics, but he got better. Call him Captain Manchuria. Or Cable, Jr. Or maybe he’s a clone of Bucky’s and Lady Liberty’s son from another timeline, engineered by AIM using Skrull technology, a cosmic cube, and a Hostess Twinkie.
    Remember the map from Duck Dodgers? Yeah, Marvel uses a 3D version.

  9. Re: Death of Captain America, Daily News:

    “‘It’s an experiment,’ said Marvel Entertainment editor in chief Joe Quesada. ‘Every day, every story, I’m ready for backlash.”’

    An experiment? If you haven’t gotten it right yet, give it up. Try telling an interesting story …

    EVERY story he’s ready for backlash? So much for the theory that he’s not deliberating needling the fans …

  10. Also Daily News:

    “Quesada admits Rogers, the scrawny kid from the lower East Side who was injected with Super Soldier serum and turned into one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture, may yet return.”

    WTF? So what was the point of the storyline? Or any of these “event” storylines … ?

  11. alex cox says:

    I love the current Captain America book. The Brube is writing some of the best seventies-Marvel super-spy stuff I’ve read in ages.

    Robot arms, Arnim Zola, AIM agents, mind control…. it’s really spectacularly fun.

  12. alex cox says:

    WTF? So what was the point of the storyline?

    A ripping yarn of mystery, espionage, and serpentine plots?

  13. “A ripping yarn of mystery, espionage, and serpentine plots?”

    They couldn’t tell those with the ORIGINAL Cap?

  14. Steve Rodgers is the Real Deal and no one can fill his suit and what he represented in America. I have been a fan of the true Captain America for 41 years and now I’m disappointed in Marvel. I’m going to find another hero in DC.

  15. Steve Rodgers is the Real Deal and no one can fill his suit and what he represented in America. I have been a fan of the true Captain America for 41 years and now I’m disappointed in Marvel. I’m going to find another hero in DC.

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