Marvel’s Fresh Start program is bringing new creative teams to new #1s for many titles, and Captain America is next up for announcements. Captain America #1 will be debuting on July 4th, 2018, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrated by Leinil Yu.
I think it’s a really exciting time to be writing Captain America right now. The country is in an interesting place, and I look forward to inhabiting Steve Rogers’ character – this guy who has been a sort of awkward fit for the world, out of time as people say. I hope fans are excited to see something different, and I think there are some really compelling villains old school Captain America fans and Marvel fans will be familiar with.
Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski adds:
Finding the right voice to tell the tales of Marvel’s beloved characters is never an easy task, but when it came time to hire the new hand to guide Captain America, we just knew it had to be Ta-Nehisi Coates! After re-inventing the Black Panther for the modern era, Ta-Nehisi now brings his sharp scripting sensibilities to Steve Rogers and his new place in the Marvel Universe. With Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho bringing all the incredible action to life in big, bold visuals, you will not be able to put this book down. And our launch is timed perfectly for release on the Fourth of July!
Fans will be able to read the first Captain America story from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu in the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue, on sale May 5th, 2018.
Here’s the back cover by Yu from that FCBD issue:
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 7/4/18