Marvel Comics is again going to have two different Captains America this year. Yes, you read it right. Sam Wilson will be wielding the shield once again alongside Steve Rogers as Marvel is all set to launch two different, monthly Captain America titles this coming spring.

There will be TWO Captain Americas in Marvel!

Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics

Sam will be the star of Captain America: Symbol of Truth, which is written by sci-fi author Tochi Onyebuchi and drawn by artist RB Silva (Powers of X). Steve, meanwhile, will be the focus of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, co-written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (The Harbinger) and drawn by Carmen Carnero (Miles Morales: Spider-Man). Both series will spin out of April’s Captain America #0, which will be co-written by all three writers and drawn by Mattia de Iulis (Invisible Woman).

“What’s interesting about Captain America #0 is that, unlike a lot of zero issues, we’re not gonna spend a lot of time building the plot for both books or teasing out a bunch of amazing stuff,” Lanzing told Entertainment Weekly. “The issue #1’s are gonna do that. Issue #0 is effectively a conversation between Steve and Sam about what it means for both of them to be Captain America simultaneously. But that conversation isn’t had in a room sitting down over beers, that conversation is had while flying/holding onto the side of a massive rocket heading into the sky to obliterate all of mankind because Arnim Zola is back and he’s got a bad plan.”

Captain America
Captain America

This will mark the second time that Sam has taken up the mantle of Captain America in the pages of Marvel comics. He had earlier done the same in 2014’s Captain America #25, stepping in after Steve Rogers had the Super-Soldier Serum completely drained out from his body. Even after Steve Rogers ultimately regained his strength, the two co-existed as Cap until 2017’s Secret Empire crossover. Sam seems to stick to his old Captain America costume, however, this time he is going to have his own vibranium shield. And well, this will not be the only difference.

“We’ve seen Sam Wilson deal with the legacy of Captain America and race in very inward terms with regards to America: What does it mean for America to accept a Black Captain America?” Onyebuchi said. “One of the things I’m teasing in my book is, what does it mean for the rest of the world to accept a Black Captain America? That’s another part of the equation. If Captain America is in many ways a mimesis of America, with all the good and bad pathologies, what does that mean for the way in which America interacts with the rest of the world?”

Talking about Steve, he is going to have a personal struggle of his own, as the series will reflect the growing political and social divides in the United States.

“Steve is a member of the Greatest Generation. That’s so important, especially now, because he’s seen so much of the 20th century and he’s really able to weigh it,” Kelly said. “With our story, what we really wanted to start looking at was, how has America changed? What does it mean to be a patriot now? Because it means something very different, even in the last two or three years. We’ve seen a radical shift in our country and, especially for a lot of young people, a real fury and disappointment at what our country has started to do to itself. Cap can’t turn his back on America, neither of the Caps can, because the idea is good. The core is good and worth fighting for, but both need to wrestle with what that means in the year of our Lord 2022.”

Captain America #0 is slated for release on April 20, and Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 will be followed in May, while Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 will release in June.

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