Captain America: Ghost Army Graphic Novel from Graphix!
Today, on Monday, September 20th, 2021 ,a brand-new graphic novel from Scholastic Graphix was announced: Captain America: Ghost Army. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz and illustrated by Brent Schoonover, with a cover by David Aja, this brand-new story will be available at your local bookstore and comic shop beginning on August 1st, 2022!
Captain America: Ghost Army
The worlds of historical fiction and superhero comics will merge once again in the Captain America graphic novel for fans of all ages. Captain America: Ghost Army is set before Steve Rogers was frozen and came to the present day – in other words, it’s a historical story that is set during Cap’s involvement in World War II!
Since Ghost Army is set in the 1940s, at the height of Cap’s Nazi punching days, this also means that Steve Rogers will be joined by his loyal sidekick, a youthful Bucky Barnes.
Gratz told CBR that:
Ed Brubaker‘s work on Captain America is one of my all-time favorite books, particularly his now-iconic Winter Soldier storyline. One of the things I most loved about that run was the flashbacks he gave us of Cap and Bucky fighting alongside each other in World War II, and it’s that youthful spirit of camaraderie and heroism I’m trying to recapture in Captain America: The Ghost Army.
Editor’s note: The Winter Soldier storyline is available now on Marvel Unlimited.
The story will see the heroes facing off against Nazi forces in the European Theater of WWII… specifically, in the woods of Translyvania. However, it isn’t just the living who Cap and Bucky must battle! At night, the battlefields are filled with soldiers who have fallen in this war (not to mention previous ones).
Just what could be behind the battalions of the undead? Well, we don’t want to jump to conclusions, Marvel Blog True Believers, but near the haunted battlefield is the castle of Baron Mordo, who lives atop Wundagore Mountain and is directly connected to the magical world of Marvel!
Mordo is often a Doctor Strange villain (and Doctor Strange is just the villain who you’d expect to have to deal with the undead, don’t you think). He first appeared in Strange Tales #111 in a story by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Stan Goldberg, and Terry Szenics.
However, Mordo isn’t the only nod to legacy Marvel Comics characters. Gratz promises that Ghost Army has “a lot of Easter eggs for adults who’ve been reading Marvel comics since they were kids themselves,” in addition to introducing two new characters, Andrei Maximoff and Nikolai Baskerville.
Here in August
Will you be picking up Captain America: Ghost Army, the upcoming graphic novel from Scholastic Graphix and Marvel? Are you planning on picking up Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin, the Scholastic Graphix graphic novel that will be available beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21st, 2021?
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