PREVIEW: Captain America #1

Timed to coincide with the big summer movie starring Chris Evans, Steve Rogers will be back in the proper red, white, and blue suit and in a brand new series: Captain America #1. We've showed you the covers before, and here they are again, along with an unlettered preview of the first three pages. It looks like the funeral of a World War II buddy has sent Steve on a trip down memory lane.

Captain America #1 features a story by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Steve McNiven, with variant covers by Neal Adams, Olivier Coipel, and John Romita Sr. (Not shown.)

It hits stores on July 13, 2011.


  1. Impossibilly Impossibilly says:

    I really hope that’s not Bucky-Cap in the casket.

  2. wangman31888 wangman31888 says:

    whose funeral would steve attend in france?

  3. EgonSpengler EgonSpengler says:

    @impossibilly i will lose my shit if thats bucky.

  4. EgonSpengler EgonSpengler says:

    God, mcniven is a beast. i just hope he can keep up with a monthly schedule.

  5. @EgonSpengler  I can’t expect he will, but that shouldn’t be a concern. We all know he is slow, but damn, it is so freakin’ beautiful.

  6. That’s definitely a much cleaner McNiven then I’ve seen in the past.

    Does anyone know who’s inking him for this?

  7. Some nice ass compositions going on here.

  8. @Impossibilly  @EgonSpengler I don’t think they would bury Bucky in Paris? That would be kind of peculiar.

  9. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    @wangman31888 – Could be Batroc. That would bum me out.

  10. RaBoogie RaBoogie says:

    McNiven is a G.

    Keep in mind, it’s been said that a lot of the leteness in the past was due to Millar, not McNiven.

  11. WeaklyRoll WeaklyRoll says:

    I’m going to go with this being a WWII vet. there is one already there, and I think it would be something Steve would do.

  12. RoiVampire RoiVampire says:

    yeah there’s no way the other avengers wouldn’t be there if that was buckys funera;

  13. player1 player1 says:

    So, are they still also keeping the other title going as Captain America and Bucky (after 620, iirc)?

  14. cprevite cprevite says:

    WOW – those McNiven interiors are amazing. Reminds me a lot of Travis Charest’s work on WildCATS. I really, really hope that (unlike Charest), he can keep up a monthly schedule.

  15. player1 player1 says:

    As announced here:

    ‘Cause they sure are cagey about it on their subscription site sometimes. 

  16. Eadge Eadge says:

    YES!! It’s good McNiven!!

  17. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    That first page is so wonderful.

  18. kennyg kennyg says:

    That art is GORGEOUS. I definitely will try this out. I used to be quite the Cap fan, looks like it might be time to get back onboard.

  19. ComicROAMER ComicROAMER says:

    I was a fan of Cap back in the death of cap days and winter soldier. But I’m not sure about this. Back to another number 1 for Marvel, that gets annoying. But I do like McNiven. Whats happening to Bucky?

  20. Bryce31 Bryce31 says:

    The art is really nice. May give Captain America another shot.

  21. therodfather says:

    Hard to tell timingwise. They’ve basically solicited his death in Fear Itself… I wouldn’t keep your hopes up bro.

  22. Jesse1125 Jesse1125 says:

    LOOVE Mcniven! I’d wait 3 months for each isssue !
    Like Cassady on Astonishing, some things are just WORTH waiting for! EFF it! it comes out when it’s good and ready! 

  23. ccarney ccarney says:

    Im going to pick it up and see how it goes. It looks great right now.

  24. SpiderTitan SpiderTitan says:

    Oh god I am so sold on this series! Bring It On McNiven!!!

  25. It seems unlikely that Bucky will die, considering that the Captain America series is renaming to Captain America and Bucky… Unless there’s a new Bucky.

  26. Doughboy says:

    BuckyCap was a skrull. 

  27. Unoob Unoob says:

    Steve, Tony, and Thor reminiscing at the local tavern.

    “Remember that time we had to save the Universe? Not not that time, the other time… No not that time either. The other other time… No. The time three times before that time. Yeah that time. Good times”.

  28. Swifty Swifty says:

    He should go up memory lane and see what would happen if he married Sharon or the Red Skull.

  29. DeadpoolFan1 DeadpoolFan1 says:

    BuckyCap has been Ben Reilly all this time.