Marvel Comics Reveals Frank Miller's Variant Cover For CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Marvel Comics has shared a variant cover for the first issue of the upcoming relaunch of Captain America. It was created by legendary comics creator Frank Miller. I've always liked Miller's style of art and it's great that he's still going at it even though his health isn't doing too well.
The new Captain America comic comes from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Leinil Francis Yu. This the description that was released for it:
IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?
When talking about why he wanted to write the new Captain America comic, Coates said:
"Two years ago I began taking up the childhood dream of writing comics. To say it is more difficult than it looks is to commit oneself to criminal understatement. Writers don’t write comics so much as they draw them with words. Everything has to be shown, a fact I knew going into the work, but could not truly know until I had actually done it. For two years I’ve lived in the world of Wakanda, writing the title Black Panther. I’ll continue working in that world. This summer, I’m entering a new one—the world of Captain America.
"There’s a lot to unpack here. Those of you who’ve never read a Captain America comic book or seen him in the Marvel movies, would be forgiven for thinking of Captain America as an unblinking mascot for American nationalism. In fact the best thing about the story of Captain America is the implicit irony. Captain America begins as Steve Rogers - a man with the heart of a god and the body of a wimp. The heart and body are bought into alignment through the Super Soldier Serum, which transforms Rogers into a peak human physical specimen. Dubbed Captain America, Rogers becomes the personification of his country’s egalitarian ideals -an anatomical Horatio Alger who through sheer grit and the wonders of science rises to become a national hero."
Captain America #1 will be released on July 4th.