VETERANS DAY: Marvel Marks the Occasion with Cap Tweet
In a Tweet sent on Thursday, November 11th, 2021, the official Marvel Twitter account shared a supportive message in celebration of Veterans Day.
Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/MZU8bKS8sm
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 11, 2021
Included in the Tweet was an image of multiple Captain Americas including several Steve Roger(s) and a Sam Wilson! The image is taken from the cover of Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 (2015), and is by Marvel artist Paul Renaud!
O Captains, My Captains!
Earlier this year, we got to see Sam Wilson step into the role of Captain America on the streaming screen, thanks to the final episode of Captain America and the Winter Soldier. As you may recall from Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is a military veteran himself. This backstory played an integral role in the six-episode streaming series, which also featured another character with a military background: Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).
Recently, the military background of Captain America was highlighted in The United States of Captain America #5. This five-issue series saw Rogers and Wilson taking up a cross-country roadtrip in order to rescue Cap’s shield, and just about everyone who has ever wielded the titular symbol of America made an appearance (including Barnes and John Walker).
Each of these five issues introduced a “new” Cap: someone who had been inspired by Rogers and Wilson to pick up their own symbols and join the good fight. In U.S. of Cap #5, we meet a Cap who is in active military service, Captain Jeremy Merrick! He and Rogers end up joining forces in order to combat an evil demagogue.
Happy Veterans Day
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