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New CAPTAIN AMERICA Team

New handlers rap about Cap

By Rob Allstetter     August 21, 2001


Marvel Comics' CAPTAIN AMERICA
© 2001 Marvel Comics

At Wizard World on Sunday, Marvel Comics formally introduced John Ney Rieber and John Cassaday as its new creative team on CAPTAIN AMERICA.


The book, which will be moving to the Marvel Knights imprint, relaunches in March with a new #1, but will also maintain the title's original run with Marvel's dual numbering system.


Rieber said his CAPTAIN AMERICA will be "the most heroic and most formidable" Cap readers have seen in a while.


"The man's a soldier: fierce, focused and absolutely dedicated to the American dream," Rieber said. "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 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."


Cassaday said Captain America is a man of few words.


"You can see what he is by looking at him and watching his actions. That inspires people by himself," he said.


Cassaday said that the CAP assignment won't take him away from his work on WildStorm Productions' Planetary.


The creators said to look for a military-style Cap, and that the Red Skull won't be around for a long time.

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