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Brand Echh

In Reply To
John Birch

Subj: Gimmie a top 10 for taking up the shield... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 10:58:11 pm EST
Reply Subj: Relevant
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 11:02:52 pm EST

Hey guys, I'm working on a big Cap Sunday package for my local paper, interviewed Joe Quesada, got courtesy art and I've even written up an obituary.. but maybe you guys can help me with something (and I'll try and include a link to the message board in the story).

Who are the likely or even possible candidates for replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America and why?

My thoughts:

Josiah X - Currently an unnamed costumed patriotic hero. As an African American and a Muslim, Josiah would bring something new to Captain America.

Patriot - The teenage nephew of Josiah X and grandson of a surviving member of Operation: Rebirth, Elijah Bradley is currently a member of the Young Avengers.

Jack Flag - With super-human strength and durability, Jack Flag served as a one-time partner to Steve Rogers. He was recently dealt a spinal injury while resisting arrest after avoiding Super-Human Registration.

Free Spirit - Cathy Webster has peak human strength and agility. She once fought alongside Steve Rogers and is currently attending college.

Battlestar - A modern-day version of Bucky with super-human strength and durability, Lemar Hoskins resisted Registration following in his idol's footsteps.

The Falcon - Long-time partner to Steve Rogers and a member of the Avengers, Sam Wilson is Marvel's first African-American super-hero and a one-time Captain America.

U.S.Agent - A former villain and a former Captain America, U.S.Agent is currently serving his country by helping the nation's Candian nieghbors rebuild their super-hero community.

Winter Soldier - The original Bucky, recently discovered alive and well, has been covertly helping Steve Rogers and his allies prior to his mentor's death.

Hawkeye - Clint Barton, recently deceased, has resurfaced and has chosen to give up his arrow-slinging super-hero identity. Steve Rogers once asked Barton to take the shield should anything happen to him.

Iron Man - Tony Stark, Steve Roger's longtime friend and recent opponent, currently posseses Roger's shield and has the governmental authority to decide who will be the next Captain America.

.... Any others? Should I remove any from this list?

Who would you want to be Cap?