11:22am PT by Graeme McMillan
Captain America Creators' 'Fighting American' Stands Proud in First New Cover (Exclusive)
Say hello to your new Fighting American.
Ahead of the upcoming revival of the patriotic hero — created in the 1950s by the men behind Captain America, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby — Heat Vision can exclusively reveal the cover artwork for the first issue of Titan Comics' new series, illustrated by fan-favorite artists Terry and Rachel Dodson.
The first issue of the series has been scheduled for release on a particularly notable day: Oct. 11, which would have been the 104th birthday of Simon, who passed away in 2011. (Kirby, who died in 1994, would have been 100 this year.)
The new series, which promises to continue the satirical tone of Simon and Kirby's original, will be written by Gordon Rennie with interior art by Duke Mighten and picks up where the original series left off in 1954 … at least to begin with.
"It's been great working on a character created by two such legendary comic talents, especially in this, Jack Kirby's centenary year," Rennie told Heat Vision. "Hopefully, he and Joe Simon would enjoy finding out how their Fighting American from the 1950s fits into our modern and more cynical world."