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Monday, November 26, 2007

Brubaker's new Cap


I talked this afternoon with Eisner award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, writer of Marvel’s “Captain America” and a whole bunch of other monthly titles.


He killed off Steve Rogers earlier this year and early next year a new Captain America debuts. Much has been made of the fact that this new Cap carries a gun. Too much, perhaps, Brubaker says. After all, Captain America is a super-soldier.


“If you look back at Captain America comics in the ‘40s, you’ll see plenty of images of Captain America just chugging away on a machine gun there, or a flame-thrower,” Brubaker notes.


Of course, this new Captain America isn’t at war. “Part of the whole new Cap is taking a guy who isn’t Steve Rogers, who had a different upbringing, and putting him into that place. How do you fill those shoes, and can you?”

1 Comments:

Anonymous Comic Guy2 said...

Grrr... they had better treat Cap right with this new guy or else...

Who am I trying to kid? I want Cap back and I will probably like the new guy anyway.

3:01 PM

 

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