COMICS: Captain America Gets A New Look In The Ultimate Universe

COMICS: Captain America Gets A New Look In The Ultimate Universe

A lot of comic book fans have been saying that Captain America needs a new look, and while the 616 version of the character is still in his classic costume, the Ultimate version of the iconic superhero has been given a pretty drastic redesign. Hit the jump to check it out!

Captain America has been absent from the Ultimate Universe since Peter Parker's death last year, but he'll be back this July in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #13. And as you can see from the Billy Tan's artwork below, he'll have a whole new look too. New writer Sam Humphries had this to say to IGN Comics about bringing him back after a fairly lengthy absence. "Out there in the wilderness, he's been thinking about all the big issues, like, what am I doing acting like a superhero? What are my duties in the 21st century? Am I still a soldier? Why did I survive decades encased in ice? For what purpose? Am I living up to that purpose? At the same time, while he was absent from duty on his little vision quest, America fell apart. That's got to weigh heavily on a man who wears the stars and stripes."

Those stars and stripes obviously play a pivotal role in Cap's suit, although this is perhaps the most drastic redesign the character has ever had in any universe. Tan added, "It’s my design based on Sam's descriptions -- WWII roots, Iraq War-style chest armor, cargo pants, boots... a very military look in Cap's way. He probably has to hand paint the 'A' on the helmet himself since he doesn't have the luxury of having S.H.I.E.L.D. painting him a perfect one." What do you think of this new look? Would you like to see something similar adapted to film or the regular line of Marvel Comics? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place! For more artwork and comments from the creative team, be sure to click on the link below.

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Filed Under "Marvel Comics" 6/19/2012 Source: IGN Comics
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alexi52 - 6/19/2012, 11:39 AM
looks REALLY stupid
siddhant1138 - 6/19/2012, 11:39 AM
Modern setting. World War II look. Makes sense....

Oh wait, NO IT DOESN'T.
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/19/2012, 11:40 AM no
thalidomide - 6/19/2012, 11:41 AM
what the [frick]ing hell is this?
PsyGuy - 6/19/2012, 11:41 AM
MrsTonyStark0507 - 6/19/2012, 11:42 AM
I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!! HORRIBLE!!!! Captain America does NOT need a new look. Not now, not ever!!!
TheCapelessCrusader - 6/19/2012, 11:42 AM
Looks a lot more like a modern soldier's combat gear, with a super-heroic flair. Can definitely get behind this design.
breakUbatman - 6/19/2012, 11:43 AM
Agent Coulson's been at it again
darkjoker1 - 6/19/2012, 11:44 AM
it ruins cap.... i like the redesign but it does not look right
SageMode - 6/19/2012, 11:44 AM
Garbage look
cbcurry - 6/19/2012, 11:44 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh..... no~!
superotherside - 6/19/2012, 11:45 AM
If they give him a new look in the comics it should be like the Avengers!
Jolt17 - 6/19/2012, 11:45 AM
Oh, geez. Remove the helmet, and it won't be THAT awful-looking, at the very least. Still, a very, very, bad design.
BATMANx - 6/19/2012, 11:45 AM
It looks like Cap is ready for some football
Saga - 6/19/2012, 11:46 AM
Billy Tan sucks
FightAs0ne - 6/19/2012, 11:47 AM
This looks temporary cause think about it: Cap has been out in the wilderness the whole time during the Ultimates. It wasnt like he had access to great materials. And in the preview image for "Divided We Fall" he has his old costume

Stop crying everyone there's a good chance he'll get the classic back....
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 6/19/2012, 11:48 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Okay, don't they think that that's too much armor plating he's got on him? I mean, yeah it's for protection from gun shots/knives/etc., but still.......Just too much going on with Cap here. It would look great in WW2, but for today? Modern time? I don't think so.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 6/19/2012, 11:50 AM
LOOL ... "for america ... it's perfect" classic :P
but seriously ... wtf is that, box shoulder pads, and an antique helmet
Rush - 6/19/2012, 11:50 AM
Suit looks like its made out of cardboard the double helmet looks silly.
siddhant1138 - 6/19/2012, 11:51 AM
It bothers me that no one at Marvel saw anything wrong with putting a helmet on top of another helmet.
CaptainAmerica1945 - 6/19/2012, 11:51 AM
When it comes to buying this comic I will just say NO!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 6/19/2012, 11:51 AM
@FightAs0ne - I agree with you on Cap getting his ol' Ultimates suit/costume back (no doubt about it), but the thing is is that there's a little too much going on with his 'armor' suit/costume. It's not ugly, but it's just too much going on there. :)
DanteSparda - 6/19/2012, 11:51 AM

It make sense for him to have body armor (even more in the Ultimate universe) but it should be more modern and sleek.
KaneVonDoom - 6/19/2012, 11:52 AM
I appreciate what they were going for but it looks waaaay to bulky. That modern look just doesn't look right. Maybe for US Agent but not Cap
ThaMessenger07 - 6/19/2012, 11:52 AM
Did the Serum finally Run out?

I Hope Not, I loved his level of power....
LucasMend - 6/19/2012, 11:52 AM
Wut is this, ugh
TheGambitFreak - 6/19/2012, 11:54 AM
And this is the reason as to why no one buys Ultimate Comics.
Superheromoviefan - 6/19/2012, 11:54 AM
looks uncool
too much armor and the helmet is just lame
Whovian - 6/19/2012, 11:58 AM
Sigh! What's the point in caring anymore! Marvel and Dc no longer appear to care either. I'm gonna go read a good novel. What a shame.
MisterBabadook - 6/19/2012, 11:58 AM
Doesn't look comfortable to wear.
Deadpool101 - 6/19/2012, 11:59 AM
looks silly thank god its not 616
MrsTonyStark0507 - 6/19/2012, 12:00 PM
"Did the serum finally run out?"

Hahahaha! I was totally thinking he looked way too scrawny! This suit is an insult to the very idea of the bad ass that is Cap! It is hurting my eyes!!
thanos83 - 6/19/2012, 12:00 PM
looks like Captain Power
RexDartEskimoSpy - 6/19/2012, 12:01 PM
Forget it, Jake. It's Ultimatetown.
CaptainObvious - 6/19/2012, 12:06 PM
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thamorse - 6/19/2012, 12:07 PM
That...that looks [frick]ing stupid. Shoulder pads? What is this, 1993? What's next, 20 pouches and straps on arbitrary appendages that do nothing? If you don't know what I mean, Google the words "Cable" and "Liefeld" together. Don't worry, I'll wait................ You see that? Terrible, right?
DrRockso - 6/19/2012, 12:08 PM
I think the EMH season 2 look is perfect
OdinsBeard - 6/19/2012, 12:08 PM
looks kind of clunky..
OrganizedChaos - 6/19/2012, 12:09 PM looks temporary, too much armor on him is what killed this look
ItsATrap - 6/19/2012, 12:10 PM
it looks like he strapped a bunch of cardboard to his arms and threw a bucket on his head while wearing the Captain America TFA costume underneath.
end result is just DUMB.
i prefer the Avengers movie costume to this.
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