Marvel has unveiled its first Native American Captain America superhero (Picture: Marvel)
Marvel has announced details of its first-ever Native American Captain America superhero.
Joe Gomez, who has been described as the ‘Captain America of the Kickapoo Tribe’, will join forces with Steve Rogers, Bucky, Sam Wilson and John Walker for an upcoming comic, The United States of Captain America #3.
The forthcoming comic will take a look at Joe’s origin story and how he became involved with the rest of the gang, as they head out on a mission to find Cap’s missing shield, which has been stolen.
The thief then targets a cultural landmark in Kansas, where Steve and Sam bump into the Kickapoo Tribe’s very own Captain America.
Joe was created by geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler.
In a statement to Marvel, Darcie explained: ‘Something I love about Joe is his day job. It represents everything he stands for as a hero.
The artwork for the comic looks incredible (Picture: Marvel)
‘See, Joe Gomez is a construction worker, a builder in a world plagued by destruction. Every time a spaceship crashes into a bridge or a supervillain transforms a whole city block into rubble, people like Joe make things whole again.’
‘Work like that may seem thankless, but Joe genuinely enjoys helping his community survive and thrive.’
He continued: ‘That’s why he won’t charge elders for home repair services (the Joe Gomez senior discount is 100%). Thar’s also why he’s willing to risk his life to save others.’
The creators shared their pride at the comic (Picture: Marvel)
‘I know lots of people like Joe – many of them my Indigenous relatives – so it was wonderful to help develop a character with his values, strength and extreme crane-operating skills.’
While David added: ‘I can’t really express the pride I feel being a part of the team that gets to introduce Joe to the world.
‘The Marvel Universe is the biggest stage there is, and brining a new First Nations hero to that venue means more than I can say.’
The United States of Captain America #3 will be released this August (Picture: Marvel)
The United States of Captain America #3 will be released this August, with Marvel also set to announce details of the final two new Captain Americas in due course.
If that wasn’t enough, an untitled Captain America 4 film is reportedly in the works, with Malcom Spellman said to be involved as co-writer.
It’s said that he will pen the script alongside Dalan Musson, another writer on the MCU series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the report of a supposed Captain America 4, there are currently no confirmed castings for the project.
Credit: Original article published here.