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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?”


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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