ICYMI – Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu on Captain America
Captain America gets a new creative team for his transition into Marvel’s Fresh Start under new EIC, C.B. Cebulski and its none other than Black Panther’s Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu.
Coates shared his part in the new relaunch through his column in the US newspaper The Atlantic. He wrote:
There’s a lot to unpack here. Those of you who’ve never read a Captain America comic book or seen him in the Marvel movies, would be forgiven for thinking of Captain America as an unblinking mascot for American nationalism. In fact the best thing about the story of Captain America is the implicit irony. Captain America begins as Steve Rogers – a man with the heart of a god and the body of a wimp. The heart and body are bought into alignment through the Super Soldier Serum, which transforms Rogers into a peak human physical specimen. Dubbed Captain America, Rogers becomes the personification of his country’s egalitarian ideals -an anatomical Horatio Alger who through sheer grit and the wonders of science rises to become a national hero.
Alex Ross will still be the book’s cover artist and Tom Brevoort will also remain as editor.
The current Cap books are currently dealing with a future adventure where he was crowned as a king. In later issues before the relaunch, he also is set to meet up with his son and grandson in later issues of the current volume.