In the long forgotten year of 2008, Captain America: White #0 washed up against the shores of time. Traditionally, zero issues herald the arrival of #1s (or in the case of the New 52, insert themselves into the time stream a year after the reboot). White, however, never got a #1. Until now.
Today, Marvel announced that Captain America: White would begin this September. The spiritual sequel to Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, and Hulk: Grey, Captain America: White will be a retelling of Steve Roger’s origin story, detailing how he came to be a super soldier, his relationship with Bucky Barnes, and how he grapples with being a man out of time.
Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale are responsible for some of the most beloved stories in modern superhero comics, including Batman: Long Halloween, Superman for All Seasons, and the aforementioned Marvel Color books. While Loeb’s writing has received its fair share of criticism in recent years, he has always shown a knack for finding innovative ways to revolutionize superhero origin stories. Sale’s art is timeless and will be colored by Dave Stewart, a visionary who is responsible for the innovative coloring styles of books such as the Moon Twins’ Daytripper and Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy. Interestingly, there seem to be two coloring methods present in the preview pages, with the above reflecting a painterly style and the image below reflecting a blocked inking method reminiscent of the coloring in Loeb and Sale’s Batman books.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 & 2 (of 5)
Writer: JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover: TIM SALE
• From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
• It’s 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax….
• But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse!
• The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY!
• Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
BULLETS! BOMBS! EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS!
• CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY are ready to lead the HOWLING COMMANDOS, but are the HOWLING COMMANDOS ready to follow?
• Things go from bad to worse and only Bucky can save the day!
• Will a shocking appearance from an old ally turn the tide of battle?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.