Official Press Release
The Super Soldier makes his Marvel Knights debut in April 2002 when his new
series by John Ney Reiber and John Cassaday launches, but before that, three
creators new to Marvel – and one new to the comics industry itself – will
push the shield-slinger to the edge! Newly promoted Editor Andrew Lis has
assembled a trio of unique talents that will deliver an adventure that will
force Steve Rogers to both confront the problems of today’s world and
rethink his very existence.
On sale January 30th, CAPTAIN AMERICA: DEAD MAN RUNNING #1 kicks off a
three-issue monthly series written by Darko Macan, illustrated by Danijel
Zezelj, and featuring painted covers by Derek Hess. Macan won an Eisner
Award for Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths, and is writing the upcoming
Sandman Presents: The Corinthian series. Zezelj, known for his work on
Vertigo’s Congo Bill and El Diablo, has also created pieces for the New York
Times Book Review. Hess, whose paintings have appeared in Spin and Juxtapoz
magazines, also created tour posters for Limp Bizkit and CD art for Tommy
Lee’s Methods of Mayhem project. His posters are currently on display both
in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the world-famous Louvre.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: DEAD MAN RUNNING finds the Star-Spangled Avenger deep in
the South American jungle after responding to a distress call from a squad
of U.S. covert agents. But Captain America soon discovers that the soldiers
– and the refugees that they are protecting – are on the run not only from
their common enemy, but from justice itself! Attempting to stay one step
ahead of their pursuers, the Sentinel of Liberty will confront several
troubling questions, including: What should you do when you discover that
the actions of those you are protecting fly in the face of everything you
believe? What do you do when you find yourself an icon of forgotten times, a
symbol of ideals no longer revered? And if you’re Captain America, how do
you keep going – especially if you’re facing evil that a shield and a strong
right cross cannot defeat?
“This is a Captain America series with a very different tone, and a big part
of that feel comes from the fact that these creators are bringing a
completely different voice to Marvel,” said Lis. “(Editor in Chief) Joe
Quesada has been very supportive as we pursue new talent, and has been
instrumental in bringing creators like Derek Hess, Darko Macan, and Danijel
Zezelj to Marvel. The House has many rooms, and there’s always space for
some new residents. We think you’ll enjoy their stay!”
Retailers can order CAPTAIN AMERICA: DEAD MAN RUNNING #1 in the next issue
of Diamond’s Previews catalog. And readers can learn more about Captain
America at Marvel.com!
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