Some creators take to Twitter when they want to announce a new topic. Ta-Nehisi Coates? He writes about it at The Atlantic.
The new title will have interior art by Leinil Yu and covers by Alex Ross. It symbolically drops on the Fourth of July… assuming your comic shop is open on a national holiday. Otherwise, expect retailers to be a little annoyed if that effectively positions it as de facto digital first release with a one day head start.
How is Coates approaching the title?
I confess to having a conflicted history with this kind of proclamation—which is precisely why I am so excited to take on Captain America. I have my share of strong opinions about the world. But one reason why I chose the practice of opinion journalism—which is to say a mix of reporting and opinion—is because understanding how those opinions fit in with the perspectives of others has always been more interesting to me than repeatedly restating my own. Writing is about questions for me—not answers. And Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream? What is exciting here is not some didactic act of putting my words in Captain America’s head, but attempting to put Captain America’s words in my head. What is exciting is the possibility of exploration, of avoiding the repetition of a voice I’ve tired of.
And if you were wondering what CB Cebulski’s been spending his time on, Coates has some information for you there, too:
C.B. Cebulski, who just helped me refashion the script to the first issue;
So it would appear the project is a priority. And we get The Invaders in the promotional image, which one suspects is the first issue’s cover.