April will see the release of Captain America #700, the oversized wrap-up to the Mark Waid’s & Chris Samnee’s story arc. (Is it their first arc or only arc? That hasn’t been clarified just yet.) Marvel’s got a couple variant covers for this: one from Jim Steranko – the man with the firmest handshake in comics and a Jim Lee cover that appears to be re-purposed art from his X-Men days. I guess these re-purposed art panels must have somebody ordering them if Marvel keeps issuing them, but it seems like everyone who doesn’t buy them gives them the ‘ole side eye.
The BIG announcement here, if the regular cover image is accurate, would be a $3.99 price tag for an oversized issue. That sort of thing will get you goodwill from readers.
Official PR follows and then the covers:
This spring, OUT OF TIME will culminate with the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA’s milestone 700th issue, concluding the arc in an oversized story from creators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee!
Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization—and that’s to rule it as King Captain America!
“No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening!” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Guest-starring the Thing and the Hulk (or as much as is left of them), it’s a celebration of 700 issues of star-spangled adventure! Plus, Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!”
Don’t miss the conclusion of an arc that has seen some of Steve Rogers’ most epic adventures in CAPTAIN AMERICA #700, on sale this spring!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #700
Written by MARK WAID
Art and Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Variant Covers by JIM LEE and JIM STERANKO
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