Thursday, March 18, 2021

Marvel announces a gay teen as the next Captain America

The United States of Captain America, Marvel Comics' planned celebration of Captain America's debut 80 years ago in 1941's Captain America Comics #1, will introduce several new heroes all of whom are influenced by the legacy of Captain America.

It's been announced that a gay teenager named Aaron Fischer will be the latest character to take on the superhero mantle previously held by the likes of Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson, in a plot that will see "everyday people" from across the States become Captain America.

Written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Dale Eaglesham, this series finds Rogers hunting down his shield after it's stolen. On his journey, he'll come across a group known as the 'Captains', people who undertake the iconic role.

Known as the 'Captain America of the Railways', Fischer, an openly gay hero, is described as a "fearless" teenager who steps up to protect those around him, including fellow "runaways and the unhoused".

The United States of Captain America #1 goes on sale on June 2, the first week of Pride Month. 

Chris, we don't forget you!

1 comment:

  1. Perfect roll for Brandon Flynn from 13 Reasons Why -- If they can make a movie quickly.