U.S. of Captain America: Check Out All 5 New Caps!
In a Tweet sent on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, the official Marvel Entertainment Twitter account posted a variant cover by Marvel Comics artist Leinil Francis Yu for The United States of Captain America #5, featuring all five of the new Caps introduced in the ongoing series.
All five new local Caps unite for the final issue of ‘The United States of Captain America’, on sale this October! ⭐
Variant cover by @leinilyu. pic.twitter.com/pZk2gn2a2c
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2021
The United States of Captain America
You may have already read about the first of these five new Captain America-type characters in The United States of Captain America #1, which is available now at your local comic shop (LCS)! The issue introduced Aaron Fischer, a gay teen that’s the Captain America of the Railways. This young, queer Cap, co-created by writer Josh Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua, protects his homeless friends from one side of the country to the other!
In each of the next four issues in the five issue mini-series, readers will be introduced to another local Captain America: five individuals who have been inspired by the legacy of Steve Rogers to pick up their own shields and defend their communities.
In addition to Aaron Fischer, the other local Caps will also include Nichelle Wright, vanguard of a brighter future, co-created by writer Mohale Mashigo and artist Natacha Bustos, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who works “day and night to bring change into a world where she feels defeated,” and Joe Gomez, champion of the overlooked, co-created by writer Darcie Little Badger and artist David Cutler.
Fans will also meet Arielle Agbayani, a bully’s worst nightmare, co-created by writer Alyssa Wong and artist Jodi Nishijima, who is a Filipino-American college student who is inspired by Bucky Barnes, and Jeremy Merrick, protector of soldiers, created by the series creative team, writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Dale Eaglesham, who is an active-duty military Captain.
All Together Now
In the first issue, we saw Steve and Sam Wilson meet Aaron in a New York City rail yard before heading off in pursuit of the villain who stole the titular Captain America shield.
However, this newly uncovered variant suggests that ultimately, all five of the new Caps will end up fighting side-by-side by the conclusion of the series!
In addition to the image of the variant cover, Marvel also Tweeted an image that featured all five new characters, along with their names and titles. If you want to learn more about these characters, each of them will get their own standalone story in the back of the issues of The United States of Captain America, so you’ll want to plan a trip to your LCS accordingly!
I AM THE SHIELD!
Which one of the new Caps are you most excited to see in action? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.