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Marvel releases Leinil Francis Yu cover featuring every Local Captain America

The five new Captain America heroes include Aaron Fischer, Nichelle Wright, Joe Gomez, Arielle Agbayani, and Jeremy Merrick

Today, Marvel Comics has revealed the cover to The United States of Captain America #5 by Leinil Francis Yu and it’s the first-ever cover featuring all the new Captain America characters introduces in the series. Find it in comic book shops on October 20.

If you’re first hearing about The United States of Captain America, it’s a series by Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham which sees Steve Rogers teaming up with three former Captain America’s—Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker—when Captain America’s original shield is stolen.

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Along the way, these heroes have met brand-new Marvel heroes who have been inspired by Captain America to defend their own communities.

Check out the cover by Linil Francis Yu below.

Marvel releases cover featuring new Local Captain America's

Here’s a rundown of each Captain America:

  • Aaron Fischer, defender of the destitute, co-created by writer Josh Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua
  • Nichelle Wright, vanguard of a brighter future, co-created by writer Mohale Mashigo and artist Natacha Bustos
  • Joe Gomez, champion of the overlooked, co-created by writer Darcie Little Badger and artist David Cutler
  • Arielle Agbayani, a bully’s worst nightmare, co-created by writer Alyssa Wong and artist Jodi Nishijima
  • Jeremy Merrick, protector of soldiers, created by the series creative team, writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Dale Eaglesham

Marvel releases cover featuring new Local Captain America's

“By getting to work with all of the other creators, the perspective of the book increased tenfold,” Cantwell explained to Marvel.com. “Moreover, though, these creators didn’t just bring one aspect of their identities or lives to this. Again, we weren’t just checking boxes. These were all writers and artists who brought humor, depth, taut action, and every other kind of primo comic storytelling to their work. In a way, this book was the most similar to a TV writers room that I’ve experienced so far. No one had labels or titles. It was people working together on something good that we believed in. Kind of like the Captains Network that way.”

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— July 21, 2021 — Marvel Comics is currently honoring the 80th anniversary of Captain America by reflecting on the iconic hero’s legacy and future in the groundbreaking limited series THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham, the series sees Steve Rogers teaming up with three former Captain Americas—Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker—when Captain America’s original shield is stolen. Along the way, they’ve met brand-new Marvel heroes who have been inspired by Captain America to defend their own communities. Introduced in each issue as Captain America travels the country, these “local Caps” come from all walks of life and writer Chris Cantwell co-created them alongside a diverse group of all-star talent. These teams then explored the new character’s origins and motivations in thrilling backup tales.

Together, these five heroes proudly make up the new Captains Network, and fans can see them together for the first time on Leinil Francis Yu’s variant cover for THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #5. 

  • Aaron Fischer, defender of the destitute, co-created by writer Josh Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua
  • Nichelle Wright, vanguard of a brighter future, co-created by writer Mohale Mashigo and artist Natacha Bustos
  • Joe Gomez, champion of the overlooked, co-created by writer Darcie Little Badger and artist David Cutler
  • Arielle Agbayani, a bully’s worst nightmare, co-created by writer Alyssa Wong and artist Jodi Nishijima
  • Jeremy Merrick, protector of soldiers, created by the series creative team, writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Dale Eaglesham

“By getting to work with all of the other creators, the perspective of the book increased tenfold,” Cantwell explained to Marvel.com. “Moreover, though, these creators didn’t just bring one aspect of their identities or lives to this. Again, we weren’t just checking boxes. These were all writers and artists who brought humor, depth, taut action, and every other kind of primo comic storytelling to their work. In a way, this book was the most similar to a TV writers room that I’ve experienced so far. No one had labels or titles. It was people working together on something good that we believed in. Kind of like the Captains Network that way.”

Be there for the grand finale of this historic moment in the saga of Captain America when THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 hits stands in October! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 (OF 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL

Art by DALE EAGLESHAM

Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On Sale 10/20

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