CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE, an eight issue digital comics series debuting Sunday, February 6 with the complete first issue available for free at captainamerica.com! The issue will then be available on the Marvel Comics iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app starting Tuesday, February 8.
Written by Fred Van Lente and drawn alternately by Luke Ross and Neil Edwards–along with some gorgeous colors by Richard Isanove–FIRST VENGEANCE weaves in and out of the story of Cap’s upcoming film, introducing readers to new corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“When we started launching Marvel Studios and decided these movies were interconnected, we established that it’s going to be a separate movie continuity that, while it exists parallel to the comics and allows us to pick the best moments from all the previous continuities, it needs to be beholden unto itself,” explains Stephen Broussard, Co-Producer of “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Once we established the premise that we did want to do that and we wanted to make sure it made sense as a cohesive, whole piece, it really sort of freed us up to start asking what other stories would we like to tell. And of course there’s no shortage of interesting ideas for all that. Basically anything that we really loved but didn’t necessarily have a place in the film is fair game.”
They also announced that trailer commericals for THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will air this coming Sunday, during the Super Bowl XLV broadcast.