The Digital Age is definitely upon us Fan Boys and Girls. Of course, the fact you’re reading this blog is proof enough, right?
Well, here’s some more. I’ve spent virtually my entire life waiting for New Comic Book Day to arrive each week. The tradition remains unmoved by the passage of time.
This Sunday — the same day the first full-length trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger premiers during the Super Bowl — will be Captain America: First Vengeance, a new eight-part digital comic book series.
The first issue will be available free that day, online only, at captainamerica.com, followed by a release Feb. 8 on the Marvel Comics iPad app.
I can’t fully wrap my 40-year-old balding head around the concept of a digital-only new release comic. Has it really come to this?
I’ve written about Archie Comics’ plans for the digital landscape, but Marvel’s plan is slightly more high-profile with the film version sure to draw additional attention to the web comic.
The cover shows the movie’s Cap, Chris Evans, in full superhero garb.Written by Fred Van Lente and several artists, the story is set in Marvel’s “cinematic universe” — the one with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth as Thor — and ties in with events of the movie. Each issue focuses on a specific character from the movie and events flow into the film.
A quick Cap Primer: When he’s declared unfit for military service, frail but courageous Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret military research project. One dose of super-soldier serum later, Rogers dons the Captain America garb and becomes a World War II hero.
I guess after you’ve beat the snot out of hundreds of Nazis, conquering the digital world is a piece of apple pie.
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE Digital Comic Debuts Super Bowl Sunday (geektyrant.com)
- Dominic Cooper Explains How Howard Stark Fits Into ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (slashfilm.com)
- Captain America Fights Teen Suicide (joemygod.blogspot.com)
- ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ To Receive Comic Book Prequel (splashpage.mtv.com)