Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing 'Captain America'
Writing for the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates announces he'll take over writing "Captain America" with a new issue #1 to be released on the Fourth of July.
"For two years I’ve lived in the world of Wakanda, writing the title Black Panther. I’ll continue working in that world. This summer, I’m entering a new one—the world of Captain America. ... Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream? What is exciting here is not some didactic act of putting my words in Captain America’s head, but attempting to put Captain America’s words in my head. What is exciting is the possibility of exploration, of avoiding the repetition of a voice I’ve tired of."