Originally announced in 2008, "Captain America: White" is now officially on its way to readers. Marvel.com announced Friday that issues #1 and #2 of the long-awaited Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale collaboration are scheduled for release this September.
"This is a very special project to me, something that I can honestly say is a career highlight," series editor Mark Paniccia said in the announcement. "Jeph and Tim put their hearts and souls into this series and have produced -- along with color guru Dave Stewart and the design geniuses at Comiccraft -- what I think the best of their iconic collaborations."
A #0 issue came out later in 2008 and will be reprinted inside of September's issue #1, but the rest of the series has yet to been released.
Along with the announcement, Marvel released a new, colored preview of "Captain America: White" #1:
Loeb and Sale have worked together on many acclaimed miniseries over the years at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including "Batman: The Long Halloween" and "Daredevil: Yellow." In recent years, Loeb's comic book output has been limited due to his position as Head of Marvel Television.
"Captain America: White" was first revealed in March 2008. Like Loeb and Sale's prior Marvel projects, it's set to focus on the early days of Cap's superhero career. A #0 issue came out later in 2008, but the rest of the series has yet to been released.
Here's the solicitation info for the first two issues:
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 & 2 (of 5)
Writer: JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover: TIM SALE
• From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
• It's 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax....
• But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse!
• The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY!
• Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0
64 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99
BULLETS! BOMBS! EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS!
• CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY are ready to lead the HOWLING COMMANDOS, but are the HOWLING COMMANDOS ready to follow?
• Things go from bad to worse and only Bucky can save the day!
• Will a shocking appearance from an old ally turn the tide of battle?
32 PGS./Rated T ...$3.99