The new character, Aaron Fischer marked the first LGBTQ character in Marvel Comics in 80 years.
The character is described as “the Captain America of the Railways — a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused. Marvel Comics is proud to honor Pride Month with the rise of this new LGBTQ+ hero.”
The limited series is penned by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham and it is titled: “The United States of Captain America.”
“Steve Rogers teaming up with Captain Americas of the past — Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker — on a road trip across America to find his stolen shield. Throughout the group’s journey, they’ll discover everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities.”
Writer Joshua Trujillo said, “Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life.”
“He stands for the oppressed and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers and helps inspire the next generation of heroes,” Trujillo added.
“I want to thank Editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron,” Jan 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. While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!”
“The United States of Captain America” hits stores on June 2. For more updates, keep watching this space.