Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Hey Fanboy! | 0 comments

This November, the Sentinel of Liberty begins a new war against one of his deadliest enemies in a world unlike any other  in Captain America #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Rick Remender and artist John Romita Jr.!

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for Steve Rogers to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

“Indiana Jones high adventure meets Lee & Kirby-flavored science fiction, as Captain America embarks on the adventure of two lifetimes,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “To survive a gauntlet of challenges so outlandish that only Rick and John could have concocted them, Cap will have to re-examine who he is and what he stands for, and confront an unexamined period in the life of a young man named Steve Rogers.”

“This won’t be Cap getting orders and going off to serve S.H.I.E.L.D., this is going to be Steve dealing with threats he sees and at first he’s a bit reactionary,” explained Remender. “He’ll be dealing with the day-to-day and doing his normal thing and when our story opens the inciting incident will change his life so dramatically that in ten issues he’ll be an entirely different person.”

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new justice! This is Captain America NOW!

This November, Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. redefine what it means to be a hero in Captain America #1!

First off, I’m not the biggest fan of the Romita Jr./Jansson art team. Lots of people love their style, I don’t. Also, what’s this about putting Cap in Dimension Z? Isn’t he supposed to be leading the new Uncanny Avengers? Is he just going to disappear for a while? He’s also been teased in “Assemble”…

Maybe this is just a short story arc that’s supposed to have taken place overnight for him in the regular universe? If that were the case, then will we have to suffer more emo-Steve until he finally has his “breakthrough” in issue 10?

This announcement has me the least excited of all the Marvel NOW releases. Just seems like a convoluted idea with a flagship character, who’s supposed to lead the major team all of this is being built around.