Official Press Release
Hey, True Believer!
Marvel Knights Sr. Editor Stuart Moore just passed on this cool cover to
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 by series’ penciler John Cassaday… and I figured you
and your readers would like to see it, too! This highly-anticipated issue,
which kicks off the debut of the title under the Marvel Knights imprint,
responds to the horrific events of September 11th, and will go on sale in
April 2002. Here’s the full-color cover and accompanying press release which
announced the series…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE NEW DEAL
The Super Soldier Becomes The Next Marvel Knight!
The Knights have just gained a Soldier. Powered by the new creative team of
writer John Ney Rieber (Books of Magic) and penciler John Cassaday
(Planetary), the shield slinger’s series, like the best-selling Daredevil,
will be relaunched in early 2002 as a proud member of the critically
acclaimed Marvel Knights imprint.
“The man’s a soldier: fierce, focused, and absolutely dedicated to the
American dream,” Rieber stated. “He fights for the people — we, the people.
Because he’s one of us. He knows this country. He sees America as it is —
the beauty and the bloody shadows of it, the nobility and the savagery of
it. He knows what it could be — what it should be. What it was meant to be,
from the beginning… and he’d die to get us there. He is the shield.
Liberty’s shield. And though he’s just a man, like the ideal of freedom that
drives him, he’s really hard to kill.”
“I can’t say this will be a revolution or an unrecognizable Captain
America,” said Cassaday, “However, what John Ney Rieber and I are putting
together will deliver a Captain America that has more on his mind than
beating the super-villain-of-the-week senseless. Our Cap believes in the
American standard, but you won’t catch him delivering syrupy speeches. Our
man’s patriotic testosterone comes out of his angry fists, not endless
rhetoric. He fights for the American dream, fearing he’ll never have the
chance to experience it himself. Revolution? Maybe not. But it is The New
“Captain America is probably the most perfect character Marvel has: strong,
idealistic, and smart as hell,” added editor Stuart Moore. “What we want to
do is toughen up the world around him, and give him some challenges that
really test who and what he is. As readers of Planetary know, John Cassaday
is one of the finest artists in the business today. And when I was looking
for a writer, John Ney Rieber sent me the best Cap scene I’d ever read.
Together they’ve produced a Marvel Knights relaunch that’ll make everyone
sit up and take notice. America: love it or leave it ñ but you’ll be reading
Captain America #1, which will also maintain the title’s original run with
Marvel’s dual numbering system, will leap into comic book stores in April
2002. You can read more about Cap at Marvel.com.
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