The Original Returns In Captain America: Steve Rogers #1


Marvel might be all about being All-New and All-Different right now, but at least one of its new titles will be going back to something familiar from the past. The original Captain America returns in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, announced this week during the “Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” special on ABC.

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“But wait,” you say. “Hasn’t Steve been drained of the Super-Soldier Serum that kept him young and vibrant?” Right you are, but these are comic books we’re talking about, and what’s done can be undone — and vice versa. Marvel isn’t saying exactly how Rogers will be restored to his rightful strength, but we do know it has something to do with the upcoming “Avengers: Standoff” storyline.

“It’s an exciting time to be writing Captain America, for sure — this year is the character’s 75th Anniversary, not to mention the upcoming release of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War,” series writer Nick Spencer said in a press release. “And with Civil War II approaching in the Marvel Universe, it felt like the perfect time to restore Steve Rogers to his former self.”

Once he returns, Steve’s new adventures will be guided by the team of Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz. As you can see in the concept art below, he’ll have a new costume and a fresh take on his original World War II shield.

The new gear is necessary because Steve won’t be asking Sam Wilson to return his shield. He’s earned his stars and stripes as the current Captain America, and both men will continue to combat evil in slightly different ways in their own books.

Captain America: Steve Rogers and Captain America: Sam Wilson will act as great counter-points to one another,” Spencer said in a press release. “If you’re digging the topical, ripped-from-the-headlines approach we’re taking in Sam’s book, we’ve got plenty more of that to come. And if you’re up for a more timeless take, with Captain America facing off against Hydra and his classic rogues gallery, Steve’s book will be just the thing for you.”

Classic Cap taking on Hydra in a brand new outfit, supported by great characters like Sam and Sharon Carter sounds like a great hook to us. Look for Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 this spring wherever you get your comics.