Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing Captain America’s New Comic

Journalist, author, and Black Panther comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a new Captain America series for Marvel Comics.

Coates made the announcement in an essay for The Atlantic, in which he addresses why he’s decided to write stories about Steve Rogers, the character’s origins, and just how important Captain America has been to the world.

“Rogers’s transformation into Captain America is underwritten by the military,” Coates said. “But, perhaps haunted by his own roots in powerlessness, he is a dissident just as likely to be feuding with his superiors in civilian and military governance as he is to be fighting with the supervillain Red Skull.”

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