Marvel Comics said Monday that Steve Rogers, the young man who tried but failed to join the Army during World War II only to take a super-soldier serum that turned him into the agile, strong and daring Captain America, will return to the role in “Captain America” No. 1 in July.
Nearly four years ago, Rogers abandoned the costume, and the job, after he was gunned down on the steps of a courthouse and thought dead. Since then, his former sidekick, Bucky, has been sporting the shield and a sidearm, too.
But with a new film this summer from Marvel Studios — “Captain America: The First Avenger” — it’s unthinkable to have someone else wearing the costume and throwing the shield other than Rogers.
Marvel is keeping mum about the new series’ story but said it is being written by Ed Brubaker, who has been guiding the character for years, drawing critical acclaim for the gritty realism of the character. Rogers himself returned to the Marvel Universe in 2009 and, not surprisingly, wasn’t dead, but lost in time. Still, Rogers operated on the sidelines while Bucky continued to serve as Captain America. (Read more HERE)