UPDATE 8:55pm ET: Chris Samnee debuted on his Twitter account his first cover for the run, which features colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Joe Caramagna. Take a look below.
— 🗣CHRIS SAMNEE (@ChrisSamnee) July 21, 2017
ORIGINAL STORY: At Comic-Con International in San Diego’s Secret Empire panel, Marvel Comics announced the new Captain America creative team in light of the Marvel Legacy publishing initiative: The Eisner Award-winning team of writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee. The duo will take over the series with issue #695. Waid made it clear at the panel that it’s Steve Rogers in the title role.
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“Steve is kind of tired of being the couch-surfer of the Marvel Universe, he’s never really had a place to call his own other than Avengers Mansion,” Waid said, continuing that the series will involve a road trip for the character. “This is him getting back in touch with Captain America, learning how people perceive Captain America in light of Secret Empire.”
Marvel Comics assistant editor Alanna Smith said this is something of a back to basics approach to the character, following the Hydra Cap of Secret Empire, while Waid said it will be the “Steve Rogers that we know and love.”
Waid and Samnee first teamed on a critically-acclaimed run on Daredevil, which was also a “back to basics” approach to the character in the wake of several runs that depicted a more gritty version of the Man Without Fear. The run garnered an Eisner win for the team. They would later re-team for a run on Black Widow.
Captain America #695 releases this November.
Additional reporting by Albert Ching from Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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