Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday's Headlines - Mark Waid On Captain America

Secret Empire has ensured Captain America's life will never be the same, but fans can expect a big departure from that controversial storyline in Mark Waid's upcoming run.

Waid will be rejoining the talented Chris Samnee as they leave Black Widow to take on the star spangled Avenger starting in Captain America #695. Waid sat down with ComicBook.com's Jim Viscardi at Comic-Con to talk about the big changes that are coming for the popular Avenger.

"It's great. I mean we get to sort of blank slate it. We all hate giving away the end of Secret Empire, but clearly, Captain America is going to come back. As anybody who's ever read a comic book knows. Captain America Steve Rogers is eventually going to come back, so we get to deal to some degree with the repercussions of it, but we don't want to dwell on that too much because that's been a great story that has sort of monopolized Captain America for a long time. Let's do something a little more Jack Kirby-ish. Wild adventures, going from town to town looking for big things to happen."

The changes won't stop there either, as Cap's supporting cast and home life will get a much-needed shake-up.

"We're actually going to get away from them for just a little while. The through line basically is Cap is tired of being the comics, the Marvel Universe's biggest couch surfer. He's not really had a place of residence other than Avengers Mansion for a long long time, so sort of out in America like looking, going from town to town, city to city, sort of looking for the place to land. If I'm going to be a part of America, if I'm going to be Captain America, I need to be part of the country."
At the end of the day, Cap is a superhero, and that means punching villains in the face. Waid gave a few teases as to who that will be.

"He gets to punch the swordsman. He gets to punch...I'm still trying to work it out, still want him to punch Attuma. I don't know if we can make that happen, but yeah, there's new villains, there's old villains. Chris also really wants to create a bunch of really crazy brand new villains as well. Oh, Kraven the Hunter, we can mention Kraven the Hunter too.

Cap's fresh start will be just one part of Marvel Legacy, which kicks off with a big first issue in September. You can find the description for the issue below.

Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!

The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it’s truly “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.

Marvel: Legacy #1 hits comic stores on September 27, 2017. Captain America #695 lands in stores later this fall.