Given that we are about to have a big Cap film and Cap’s going to be in front of more people and in more folks’ awareness than in any other time in recent memory, well, since we killed him, it would probably not be the worst thing in the world for him to be in the suit and carrying the shield at that point.
- Tom Brevoort, on Steve Rogers putting the flag on again in July.

This is what I hate about mainstream superhero comics. Steve Rogers is going to become Captain America again. OK, I can dig it, people like Steve. I like Steve. But we're really going to abrogate the best stories in superhero comics in maybe a decade because there's a damn movie coming out? And where the hell is Bucky?!

There are two things here; first, I trust Ed Brubaker. If I think anyone can handle what I imagine has to be an editorial mandate like this well, it's Ed. There's a reason he's one of the best at what he does (and what he does is really, really, cool). Second, I haven't been reading Captain America. Oh, I've been buying Captain America, I just never end up reading it these days, which is odd considering it is ostensibly my favorite comic book and it is written by my favorite writer and he is my favorite superhero.

But I'm certainly going to read that new #1 in July. Maybe it isn't the worst thing in the world to have Cap wearing the flag right now?

One other thing to think about: the solicit to Captain America #619 doesn't say "final issue." Maybe we'll get some Bucky comics in whatever that becomes, if it, recent Thor-style, becomes anything.

(Olivier Copiel cover via Bleeding Cool)

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