Steve Rogers is back as Captain America this summer, both in comics and in “Captain America: Civil War,” and Marvel Comics is capitalizing on the character’s raised cinematic profile with an all-new story as part of the publisher’s Free Comic Book Day offerings.
Announced today via Marvel.com, writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz team for the free lead-in to “Captain America: Steve Rogers,” which debuts later in the month following FCBD’s May 7 celebration.
The second half of the flip-book will reveal the secret of Marvel’s recent “Dead No More” teaser. “If you got a chance to bring back someone who died, would you?” asks Marvel’s description of the story. “And how will CLASSIFIED deal when ones they thought long dead once again walk the earth?”
The highest-profile current dead character at Marvel is Wolverine, who passed away in the aptly named 2014 miniseries “Death of Wolverine.” Whether or not there’s any connection to that and this remains to be seen. Some other noteworthy currently deceased characters at Marvel for your speculation pleasure: Professor X, Namor (who just died recently in the pages of “Squadron Supreme”), Gwen Stacy (the original, not Spider-Gwen), Jean Grey (the original, not the time-traveled teenage version), Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell edition), Nova (Richard Rider), Uatu the Watcher and, of course, Uncle Ben.
FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA (JAN160037)
Written by NICK SPENCER & TOP SECRET
Art by JESUS SAIZ & TOP SECRET
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
Coming Free Comic Book Day!