The final issue of Marvel’s The United States of Captain America hits stands this October and will feature the five members of Captains Network on the cover.

What’s Happening:

  • This year, Marvel Comics is honoring the 80th anniversary of Captain America by reflecting on the iconic hero’s legacy and future.
  • Debuting in June, the groundbreaking limited series The United States Of Captain America 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.
  • Throughout the series, 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. Together, these five heroes proudly make up the new Captains Network.
  • Fans will be able to see them together for the first time on Leinil Francis Yu’s variant cover for The United States Of Captain America #5.

The Captains Network

  • 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

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 October 20th

What They’re Saying:

  • Christopher Cantwell: “By getting to work with all of the other creators, the perspective of the book increased tenfold. 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.”

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