Howard & Sprouse’s Captain America Annual Spotlights Concentration Camp Survivors

by Hannah Means Shannon

We’re getting a Captain America Annual in September, and writer Tini Howard (Rick and Morty, Power Rangers: Pink, The Skeptics, Assassinistas) makes her Marvel debut alongside artist Chris Sprouse (Black Panther) and taking on Cap’s past.

In the World War II-era story, we’ll finds Captain America and Bucky protecting the front lines, when they encounter some concentration camp escapees and make it their duty to keep them safe until them the Allies can come to the rescue.

Tini Howard explains:

Alanna and I are both huge Captain America fans, and she knew from my work on The Skeptics that I was also a big fan of historical fiction and period pieces. I’ve also long been an advocate of seeing more women writers take on these tentpole superhero characters – as a fan, it’s mind-blowing to get to put words in Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes’s mouths. At the same time, we’re working with a time period that’s been often distilled into action stories that fail to recognize some of the realities. One of the great things about historical fiction is the ability to go back and amplify perspectives that may have been silenced – everyone deserves stories.

Chris Sprouse adds:

This story couldn’t be a better example of why a character — an idea — like Captain America matters and I am thrilled and honored to be a part of bringing it to life. Just speaking purely personally, Tini’s Captain America Annual was exactly the Cap story I wanted to draw. Not only does it feature a couple of iconic Marvel characters that are a blast to illustrate, it’s set in a time period and setting I’ve long wanted to explore and deals with themes and ideas that have always been important to me, both in my work and in my life.

Captain America Annual #1 is coming to comic shops this September.

CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1

Written by TINI HOWARD

Art and Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE

Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS