A New Shield-bearer Announced For Marvel’s New Mini-Series, United States of Captain America #1
Writer Joshua Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua will introduce us to a new hero this June.
As previously announced, Marvel will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a brand-new limited series this June titled THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham.
The series will follow Steve Rogers assembling a team of Captain Americas from the past, which include, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker. The team will head on a road trip across the United States, in an attempt to find Roger’s lost shield.
As Marvel describes it,
Throughout the group’s journey, they’ll discover everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities, beginning with Marvel’s newest hero, Aaron Fischer!
Each issue will have a diverse lineup of creators joining Cantwell and Eaglesham to introduce us to these new heroes with backup stories detailing their origins and motivations.
This thought-provoking exploration of Captain America’s impact will kick off with writer Joshua Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua and the debut of Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the Railways. A fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused, Marvel Comics is proud to honor Pride Month with the rise of this new LGBTQ+ hero.
“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” Trujillo explained. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”
“I want to thank Editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron,”
“I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society. While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!”
Check out a new variant cover by Nick Robles and the original design sheet for Aaron Fischer by Jan Bazaldua below!
THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 arrives on June 2nd.
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