5:50pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Unveils Captain America's Next Move at Comic-Con
Captain America isn't going to disappear at the end of Marvel Entertainment's current Secret Empire comic book storyline.
Fans had been concerned that the all-American hero was headed toward an unfortunate fate at the end of the story — in which his history has been altered so that he's become an agent of the fascist organization Hydra — when no Captain America series appeared in the initial list of titles for Marvel's upcoming Marvel Legacy linewide relaunch. At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, however, nerves were soothed with the announcement of a new Captain America creative team.
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee — whose work together on the Daredevil and Black Widow series won fan support, critical praise and multiple awards — will be the new creators of the Captain America title as of November, with the series being renumbered to the "legacy numbering" that will see the book jump to issue number 695.
According to Waid, the series will see Captain America trying to get back in touch with his roots, and his country, after his recent experiences. "This is him getting back in touch with Captain America, learning how people perceive Captain America in light of Secret Empire," the writer said, confirming to fans that the series will feature "the Steve Rogers that we know and love."
For Waid, this will be a return to the character; he had previously written the Captain America series in 1995 and again from 1998-1999.