COMICS: Will CAPTAIN AMERICA Die AGAIN This April? Sure Sounds Like It!

COMICS: Will CAPTAIN AMERICA Die AGAIN This April? Sure Sounds Like It!

"Steve Rogers is dead--long live Captain Zola," reads April's solicitation for Rick Remender and John Romita Jr.'s Captain America #6. While this may make it sound as if Cap will once again meet his maker, it's far more likely that he will instead continue to battle for control over his body with Arnim Zola.

At the conclusion of this week's issue of Captain America, it was revealed that the patriotic superhero has an unwelcome guest in his body - Arnim Zola (read details and check out the final page reveal by clicking HERE). While we are yet to discover how this storyline will play out, it sounds as if the villain will gain control in April's issue #6. Despite what the solicitation below says, it seems highly unlikely that Marvel will do a "Superior Spider-Man" and actually kill off the Captain, but for now, it does sound as if we can expect to see Zola taking control. Regardless, as is so often the case, we're just gonna have to wait and see...!

• Steve Rogers is dead--long live Captain Zola!
• A traitor strikes.
• Arnim Zola gets everything he wants.

Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Marvel Comics" 1/19/2013
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RyGoR - 1/19/2013, 10:11 AM
Captain Zola..? Say whaaaaaaa..?
RyGoR - 1/19/2013, 10:11 AM
First comment! Say whaaaaaaa?????
RyGoR - 1/19/2013, 10:12 AM
I love romita's artwork but I just cannot afford this series should I pick it up my fellow comic book companions??? I do have a bday next Friday lol
NerdyGeek - 1/19/2013, 10:17 AM
So Armin Zola will fulfill Steve's final wish and become the Superior Captain America?
Devilbeam - 1/19/2013, 10:18 AM
lol at caps marvel now! costume inconsistency
KeefNCookies - 1/19/2013, 10:20 AM
Ok, its official Marvel is not as unoriginal as DC. I feel sorry for collectors and subscribers.
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/19/2013, 10:22 AM
Yawn. We all know he'll be back
vondoom29 - 1/19/2013, 11:53 AM
BuckyCap - 1/19/2013, 12:07 PM
This artwork is terrible. He looks like a character off of that old Nickelodeon cartoon "Doug".
spider1489 - 1/19/2013, 12:08 PM
GetsugaTensho22 - 1/19/2013, 12:08 PM
This has got to be a [frick]ing JOKE.
GUNSMITH - 1/19/2013, 12:09 PM

punkstealingluggage - 1/19/2013, 12:09 PM
@SteveRogersSon.....Thanks, you more or less beat me too it...and nice avatar btw

Yeah. This is revolting. Pathetic. Insulting. Is Remender REALLY going to follow Slott down this path? REALLY?

And the digitally added "ice-cube-bead-curtain" rain doesn't hide the fact THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT CAP IS EVEN SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE ANYMORE

what. the. [frick]k.
lsc2222 - 1/19/2013, 12:10 PM
Okay now this is just getting silly...

Anybody else tired of heroes getting lost in time, sharing their bodies with villains or "dying"?

So what if they kill Peter Parker, Steve Rogers or anyone else? We all know they'll be back in like 4 months anyways.

They could have 5 atomic bombs detonate two feet from the entire Marvel universe and they would all magically return to life 2 weeks later.

I want to see heroes retire or die and actually stay dead and have someone else take up their mantle in a well written story with well written characters. Or heck, introduce new characters and new villains instead of Cap punching the Red Skull for 50 years.

Or if you are going to stick with the classic least give them a decent story, if you can find one that hasn't been told already.

And JrJr's art...yikes. I'm sure they can find a better art grad student out there who could do a better job...
OrganizedChaos - 1/19/2013, 12:10 PM
so Doc Ock is Spider-Man and soon Arnim Zola will be Captain America....
KeefNCookies - 1/19/2013, 12:12 PM
This is the best Jr. artwork I've seen but I'm pretty sure its only because of the colorist. With that said, Jr.s work is still ancient and very unappealing. I was able to bear with it until I saw the flashback to Rogers' childhood and all I could think of is Kickass (which is not a compliment in any way shape or form). Fail and fail again
lsc2222 - 1/19/2013, 12:12 PM
I think the Marvel brass conveniently left out the rest of their sudo-relaunch/reboot tag, it should be Marvel Now Sucks!!
StarkAnthony - 1/19/2013, 12:14 PM
where does this series fit in with everything else? Cap is still around in several other series right now in the regular world and not dimension Z. Also with Age of Ultron coming up, how are they going to bring everything into that event when stuff like this is going on like the month before?
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 12:16 PM
Superior Captain America?

Oh noez....
jj2112 - 1/19/2013, 12:19 PM
@ StarkAnthony - I was just about to say the same. Hey, maybe Cap's not Cap but a Life Model Decoy or a clone from Earth 666, you never know with Marvel nowadays...
punkstealingluggage - 1/19/2013, 12:21 PM
If it wasn't for Image and a dusting of other publisher's titles here and there...I wouldn't even know how to keep my customers buying comics anymore
samsupes - 1/19/2013, 12:28 PM
The Superior Captain America......

ugh I have had enough. I give up on Marvel
Moakynubs - 1/19/2013, 12:29 PM
Doubt it.
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 12:32 PM
Watch out! The Marvel Universe goes body-snatching crazy!
After seeing how Doctor Octopus and Arnim Zola have become 'Superior' to their archenemies, other Marvel villains do the same!

Ultron ends Age of Ultron by taking over Hank Pym's mind and becoming The Superior Ant-Man!
Doctor Doom, no stranger to mind-swapping, uses the mystic arts to meld his mind to his rivals, becoming The Superior Fantastic Four! All four at once! Tremble before the might of doom!
Kingpin finally realizes he needs to know his opponent better than he knows himself, and uses some strange device he probably stole from an alternate dimension to become The Superior Daredevil!
Moonstone's already played as being Ms. Marvel, but now she wants to BE Ms. Marvel! So using the power of THREE moongems, she transfers her mind into Carol, becoming The Superior Ms. Marvel!
Ghost, with the ability to phase, phases himself into Tony Stark so much that he BECOMES Stark! Now Ghost is The Superior Iron Man!
Loki, the master of mischief, finally achieves his goal of physically besting Thor.... by becoming Thor! The Superior Thor awaits!
Red Hulk, not knowing how to pull off such tricks, paints himself green and becomes The Superior Hulk!



rustybarrel - 1/19/2013, 12:41 PM
His artwork is garbage to me.
thorhulk77 - 1/19/2013, 12:55 PM
Oh my god all you frickin people do is whine, whine, whine. The issue hasnt even been RELEASED and your already ranting. We all know solicitations dont really tell us much about the issue's story. Shut up and stop crying over a COMIC BOOK CHARACTER.

Marvel NOW doesn't suck. Thor God of Thunder, Punisher: War Zone, Indestructible Hulk, Scarlet Spider, etc. Those are all good reads.
FrozenJoy - 1/19/2013, 12:56 PM
I've pretty much given up on Marvel. I guess I always have Batman comics to look forward to.
AEStark - 1/19/2013, 12:59 PM
Coming this June.

Superior avengers!!!

doc ock as Spiderman
Seminar Zola as cap
Mandarin as iron man
Loki as thor
Whoever's Hawkeye 's mind switching villain is as Hawkeye
Mentauk the mind taker as black widow (because Harvey birdman was funny)

All this and more, people who used to be true believers, coming at u this June from the house of *clears throat* ideas?

Seriously, though this whole mind switching thing is ridiculous. Next these guys are going to try and sell us on the idea of everyone having an evil twin or getting explosive amnesia.
superotherside - 1/19/2013, 1:02 PM
I have faith in this book. It's very good so far so I'm sure that Cap will be fine. I doubt it'll be like Superior Spider-man at all.
shamo - 1/19/2013, 1:06 PM
Remmender = worst writer at Marvel
Romita = worst writer at Marvel
Marvel = worst imprint at Marvel

JoshWilding - 1/19/2013, 1:08 PM
How any of you can not have complete faith in a storyteller like Rick Remender is beyond me.
76cidgrad - 1/19/2013, 1:30 PM
I have collected Captain America since his first appearance in the 60's. Sorry, can't hang with the new re-boot with it's inferior art and outlandish plot. I've also been excited about the Winter Soldier series, but it looks like Marvel is pulling the rug out from under that series as well. I may have to confine my Marvel experience to the theaters...oh well...
marvel72 - 1/19/2013, 1:45 PM
@ joshw

i agree,personally i don't like his current captain america storyline & he was responsible for the punisher/fraken-castle story as well which i hated.

but the guy wrote the brilliant uncanny x-force,venom,secret avengers & the decent uncanny avengers.
JordanKing - 1/19/2013, 1:45 PM
The House of Originality here folks.
RichardHedski - 1/19/2013, 1:46 PM
Never liked Romita. I was always a Rob Liefield fan. Yeah, I said it. Sue me!
orpheus - 1/19/2013, 1:53 PM
f/cking read it before you start b/tching. they can't keep doing the same crap for 40+ years with these characters, they've got to switch things up. If they didn't, you'd be b/tching that nothing ever changed. relax, they're fictional characters. everyone complained about superior spider-man until they read it, then they were saying "oh, not so bad..." RELAX.
JoshWilding - 1/19/2013, 1:58 PM
marvel72: I didn't read the Franken-castle stuff (although I thought the issue in which Daken killed him was incredible), but I quite like the current direction of Captain America. The past year of the title under Brubaker was not great - especially when Bunn came on board - and while the sci-fi stuff isn't quite my cup of tea, it's refreshing, as are the flashbacks to his childhood. And yeah, loved all the other books you listed.

I didn't think it would, but "Marvel NOW!" has actually proved to be pretty great for the most part. All the #1 issues are unnecessary as hell, but they're putting out a lot of good books right now. Still, DC are kicking ass when it comes to consistent quality in stuff like Batman and Justice League (which is STILL better than all of Marvel's Avengers books combined).
shamo - 1/19/2013, 2:13 PM
bring Brubaker back and fire this clown. and fire Romita while you're at it.
MJPETTY7 - 1/19/2013, 2:19 PM
What happened to good guys just fighting bad guys? Aquaman does that better than ANY Marvel book right now... AQUAMAN!!!! (Which is actually a fantastic book)
Benjamitesandwich - 1/19/2013, 2:21 PM
Romita's art is classic. It's his style, and it's very defined.

I can't believe you just said that . . .
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