Is Captain America Coming Back To Life?

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Marvel have just announced their comics coming out in July, including mysterious new series Reborn, written by Captain America writer Ed Brubaker. Does this mean that Steve Rogers is headed back to this mortal coil?


All we know about Reborn is the creative team (Brubaker is joined by Ultimates artist Bryan Hitch), the price and the length of the series (Five issues). The only other information is that the official solicitation will be coming soon. But Brubaker's involvement suggests a Cap tie-in, and the solicitation for June's issue of the regular Captain America was certainly teasing that something big was about to happen around Rogers' death:

Where were you when Captain America died? It's the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U...a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for... or is this issue actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it's both.

Of course, this is where the second guessing comes in - Brubaker's too smart to think that we wouldn't assume that a comic called Reborn would be about the return of the original Captain America, so maybe this is a swerve (That Cap solicit does promise a "wicked" plot twist, after all), but at the same time, maybe he assumed that we'd assume that it was a swerve, so it will be Steve Rogers after all... Unless he assumed that we'd assume that he'd assume that we'd assume, and... Well, you can take it from here.

Reborn #1 hits stores in July.


Corpore Metal

Actually Counterglow and Dry-Roasted bring up some good points.

If Marvel can have divine beings like Thor and Heracles running around, why not ancient superheroes like Moses, Buddha or Jesus?

Too controversial? Why? Are they afraid kids might dismiss Jesus as being wimpier than Thor? (I'd personally find that enormously funny but I'm already damn in some eyes.)