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Gay Captain America Is Returning for This New Marvel Storyline

Gay Captain America
Marvel Comics

"Captain America is more than a person. It’s a promise."


The first gay Captain America is making a triumphant return to Marvel comic books!

We met Aaron Fischer last year as the Captain America of the Railways, part of a powerless member of the vigilante group called Captains Network. Fischer made it his mission to help runaways after his own coming out went wrong and he was forced out of his homophobic father's home.

The character is the first LGBTQ-identifying Captain America and was introduced in the 2021 issue United States of Captain America by writer Josh Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua.

Less than a year later, he's set to return to assist Steve Rogers with a new mission. According to PRIDE, "Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #8 focuses on Rogers and his friends getting scattered across the country with time missing from their memories. A preview shows Fischer helping them all to reassemble and getting to meet the gang." He also meets Nick Fury.

The comic is reportedly preparing readers for an upcoming crossover event that will take place in the spring of 2023. This new comic book event appears to be leading these characters to a massive war.

"Aaron - and everything that the Captain America Network represents - are one of the most important pieces of new cap lore in a decade," said writer Collin Kelly. "Captain America is more than a person. It's a promise."

The new 31-page issue will be available Wednesday, January 4.

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