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Marvel to Introduce Gay Captain America Later This Year

This year, Marvel is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first Avenger with a new limited series. Writer Christopher Catwell and artist Dale Eaglesham are teaming for The United States of Captain America, a new limited series where Captain America’s shield has been stolen and teams up with friends Sam, Bucky, John and go on a cross country road trip to find it. In their travels they meet several heroes inspired to become local Captains America. The first issue of The United States of Captain America has them meeting the Captain America of the Railways, Aaron Fischer, who is gay. He’s introduced in a bonus story written by writer Josh Trujillo and illustrated by Jan Bazaldua. Trujillo says “Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life.”  Bazaldua added “I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society.” Each issue will introduce a new local Captain America, showing off the diversity of the country and the people who step up to be heroes.  Fischer’s issue will be released June 2.