Steve Rogers Regains his Youth, [Spoilers] Returns in "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7

Wed, March 30th, 2016 at 11:21am PST

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Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor
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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7, released today.


It's no surprise that Steve Rogers is back to his youthful self; that twist was announced months ago, along with the news he would be headlining a second "Captain America" series to celebrate his 75th anniversary. Thanks to a bit of deux ex machina in the form of the reality-shaping, sentient Cosmic Cube known as Kobik, Rogers has been de-aged and is once more in peak fighting form, as seen in the freshly released "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7 by Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña.

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However, along with Steve's regained strength, agility and hairline, another component of Captain America made a return: The Red Skull, Cap's longest-lived, most famous (and evil) foe, is also back. Revealed to be one of villains held prisoner in the reality-altering S.H.I.E.L.D.-run prison known as Pleasant Hill, the Skull makes his presence known while the compound/community burns, promising an even bigger threat ahead once the events of "Avengers Standoff" are over.

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How this fits in with the Skull's current role in "Uncanny Avengers," where he's currently holed up in the basement of Avengers Mansion (which has been converted into a stop on a sightseeing tour) remains to be seen. The character does have a long history with Cosmic Cubes, but as he has recently been seen outside the prison boundaries, it's unclear how or why he was among its prisoners.

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