There are a lot of Captain America on the way!
Marvel Studios is finally ready to pass the shield from Captain America to Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But while we haven’t uncovered the face of cinema’s next advocate for justice, Marvel has decided to introduce comics’ first LGBTQ + Captain America: Aaron Fischer (via ComicBook).
Aaron will be the first of many new Captains America in the new hero story co-produced by Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham – Captain America’s United States – to celebrate 80 years since Captain America’s premiere.
Captain America’s shield has been stolen. To retrieve it, Steve Rogers reunites the Captain America’s from the past on a trip through the United States. The most interesting thing is that all of those other Captain America – Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker – are also vying for the hero’s shield in the Falcon and Winter Soldier series. Convenient, isn’t it?
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Throughout this journey, they will meet ordinary people who, inspired by their courageous deeds, have decided to take on the mantle of Captain America locally to defend their communities. The first one we’ll meet is Captain America of Railways, the first LGBTQ + Captain America.
“Aaron is inspired by the heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders and ordinary people who yearn for a better life. He fights for the oppressed, the forgotten. I hope that many readers will identify with this origin story. May she inspire the next generation of heroes. guest screenwriter Josh Trujillo said.
Each of the five editions will feature a new Captain America and Aaron has been chosen as the first to celebrate LGBTQ + Pride Month, which takes place in June. To ensure that the hero’s design was thought out with respect, the creation was entrusted to artist Jan Bazaldua.
“Captain America faces overpowered beings, but Aaron helps people who walk the streets alone with issues they face on a daily basis. I absolutely loved drawing it and as a transgender person I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible in society.
To celebrate Captain America’s 80th birthday, Captain America’s United States will provide a reflection on what the hero might represent today as he explores different parts of society.
This discussion of Captain America as a symbol will also be present at Falcão and the Winter Soldier, which opens this Friday, March 19.
Captain America # 1’s United States won’t hit US booths until June 2.