PREVIEW: 'Captain America #1'

Fri, March 15th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

Hey, True Believer!

Our nation has never needed heroes more than we do now. With the acts of

madmen threatening all we hold dear, the time has come for one man to fight

for our freedoms! Axis of Evil beware -- here comes Captain America!

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Cover by John Cassaday

John Ney Rieber (w)/John Cassaday (p)

* THE SCOOP: Marvel Knights is proud to present an all-new, ongoing CAPTAIN

AMERICA series of gut-wrenching intensity -- by the acclaimed creative team

of writer John Ney Rieber (Books of Magic) and penciler John Cassaday


* THE STORY: In the aftermath of 9/11, Cap must deal with the way America -

and the world - has changed. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to

the horrors of a small town shaken by terrorism, this is one double-sized

first issue you'll never forget - and neither will Marvel's star-spangled


* THE WRITER SPEAKS: "The man's a soldier: fierce, focused, and absolutely

dedicated to the American dream," Rieber stated. "He fights for the people -

we, the people. Because he's one of us. He knows this country. He sees

America as it is - the beauty and the bloody shadows of it, the nobility and

the savagery of it. He knows what it could be - what it should be. What it

was meant to be, from the beginning... and he'd die to get us there. He is

the shield. Liberty's shield. And though he's just a man, like the ideal of

freedom that drives him, he's really hard to kill."

* THE ARTIST SPEAKS: "I can't say this will be a revolution or an

unrecognizable Captain America," said Cassaday. "However, what John Ney

Rieber and I are putting together will deliver a Captain America that has

more on his mind than beating the super-villain-of-the-week senseless. Our

Cap believes in the American standard, but you won't catch him delivering

syrupy speeches. Our man's patriotic testosterone comes out of his angry

fists, not endless rhetoric. He fights for the American dream, fearing he'll

never have the chance to experience it himself. Revolution? Maybe not. But

it is The New Deal."

* THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this ongoing, monthly series is 48 pages,

with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

* THE EXTRA INFO: Rated MarvelPG; Priced at $3.99; On sale April 24th; Order Cut-Off Date April 4th.

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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