Sam Wilson is not going to get eased into the Captain America role. Just a few short months after Falcon took over the shield, he will find himself taking over the helm of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
According to a recent press release, the new Captain is going to find himself with a new team in November. In addition to the new team and role, it appears Wilson is going to have his hands full with all the underlying conflicts in the Avengers.
The press release, sent directly from Marvel, reads:
New York, NY—July 28th, 2014— This November, Sam Wilson takes the Mighty Avengers higher, further and bigger than ever before in CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 – an all-new series launching as part of Avengers NOW! Fan-favorite Mighty Avengers scribe Al Ewing returns along with new series artist Luke Ross for a new series with a new mission spinning directly out of the upcoming Avengers & X-Men: AXIS!
Sam Wilson has inherited his new patriotic moniker, but is he up to the task of leading a team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The hero formerly known as Falcon has some new ideas for the rag-tag team of Mighty Avengers – but the events of AXIS may spell doom for the inexperienced leader. And not everyone on the team is happy with Sam’s new position as leader. Spider-Man is back, too – Amazing this time, NOT Superior. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones are still itching to give him some payback for trying to take their daughter to Child Services. And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation?
“As for the mission statement – same as it’s ever been,” promises writer Al Ewing, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Help those in need, however they need it. This is where all the work over the previous series pays off – the Gem theater is refurbished, the hotline is in place, the field team is on standby to take care of problems nobody else can handle. The Mighty Avengers are hitting the ground running.”
All this and more in just the first issue True Believer! No fan can afford to miss this all-new beginning when CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 takes off this November!
For more on Captain America & the Mighty Avengers and other Marvel San Diego Comic-Con announcements, head to www.marvel.com/SDCC2014.
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1
Written by AL EWING
Art & Cover by LUKE ROSS
On-Sale in November!
Seems like the new Captain is going to have a lot of work to do. He has some trust to earn, some fences to mend and some relationships to rebuild. All things considered, it leaves Marvel with a great chance to put together some fun and interesting story lines.
Are you excited for the new release? How will Sam Wilson work in this new role? Sound off in the comments below.
hmm… looks like they’re definitely trying to make sam wilson as cap stick. might be kinda cool, actually. haven’t really cared about avengers (or marvel, really) for quite some time. this “new” avengers lineup might be enough to grab some new readers.
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