Ever since the conclusion of the divisive miniseries Secret Empire, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have been making a conscious effort to bring Captain America back to his patriotic and idealistic roots. However, following Samnee’s departure with Issue #700, we’ll discover how Cap’s legacy shapes not just the future of the country, but of his family.
Captain America #701, by Waid, Leonardo Romero, J.G. Jones and Adam Hughes marks the start of an all-new story arc titled “Promised Land.” Taking place in the year 2314, the solicitation teases “the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America of which his ancestor dreamed. The legacy of Captain America has been realized — but something sinister lies beneath the surface!” Then, in Issue #702, by Waid, Romero, Howard Chaykin and Chris Sprouse, Jack Rogers’ efforts to rescue his son will ultimately lead him to “into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface — and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero!”
While it’s unclear who the aforementioned character is a descendant of, it stands within reason to assume it’s someone close to Cap, so Tony Stark, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are all prime suspects. Then again, the fact that the meeting seemingly takes place underground could be a clue that it’s a descendant of Hawkeye, who formed a coalition called the Underground to oppose Hydra Cap’s regime during Secret Empire.
Here are Marvel’s official solicitations for both issues:
CAPTAIN AMERICA #701 MARK WAID (W)LEONARDO ROMERO with JG JONES and ADAM HUGHES (A)Cover by MICHAEL CHOCONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (1 OF 4)DEADPOOL VARIANT COVER BY DAVID NAKAYAMAPROMISED LAND Part 1The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America of which his ancestor dreamed. The legacy of Captain America has been realized — but something sinister lies beneath the surface! Leonardo Romero (HAWKEYE) joins Mark Waid for this very special look into the tomorrow of Captain America, featuring guest contributions from notable artists past and present!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 MARK WAID (W)LEONARDO ROMERO with HOWARD CHAYKIN and CHRIS SPROUSE (A)Cover by MICHAEL CHOYOUNG GUN VARIANT COVER BY PEPE LARRAZCONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (2 OF 4)PROMISED LAND Part 2The quest to save his son leads Jack Rogers into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface — and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Captain America #701 goes on sale May 2, while Issue #702 hits stands May 16.