Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday's Headlines - Captain America News


Writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee were announced as the new "Legacy" creative team for Captain America at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Now, new details of their run are emerging (via IGN).

"It's very much a hearkening back to a more bombastic, classic era of Marvel, with a more modern feel," said Waid. "Chris [Samnee] and I are working to wed the grandeur of the Silver Age Captain America of yore with today's Steve Rogers and today's Marvel Universe, and we're having a ball."
"Our issues are set several months after the conclusion of Secret Empire," Waid continued. "As great a story as that was, and we will refer to it, our mission is to look forward and create new adventures."

Waid and Samnee previously worked on two volumes of Daredevil together, and teamed up again for their recently wrapped Black Widow series.

"Once Widow was wrapped, we shopped the team around and got a bunch of offers from Marvel editors," Waid said of how they landed Captain America. "Chris was way overdue for a run on an A-list Marvel hero, though, and when Cap opened up, we were thrilled to jump in. Just as our Widow run was tonally different from our Daredevil run, our Cap issues are a departure in style, mixing the best of both of our previous works, emphasizing humanity and high adventure in equal measures."

"It's very, very rare in comics for a writer to get three bites of the same apple - four, if you count the 'Man Out of Time' mini-series - and I wouldn't have risked coming back if I'd had to go it alone," Waid explained of his decision to return to Captain America after several past runs. "But with the Dream Team behind me - Chris, colorist Matt Wilson, and letterer Joe Caramagna - I'm surrounded by guys who are arguably better at what they do than I am, and that's one hell of a safety net."

Here's the full solicitation for their first issue together, Captain America #695:

CAPTAIN AMERICA #695
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before!