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kdx125

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Brand Echh

Subj: The new Captain America will be... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 at 01:48:57 am EST
Reply Subj: Gimmie a top 10 for taking up the shield... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 10:58:11 pm EST

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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?

... Aleksander Lukin.

Well, maybe not, but it would be pretty funny if Cap ended up sharing Lukin's body too. Say if Arnim Zola was trying to get the Red Skull's mind transfer technology up and running again, and that technology was Cosmic Cube based and still locked onto Cap's genetic structure from the Skull's clone days, and the Red Skull's previous Cube-powered jump into Lukin's body left a trail ... Instead of an angel and a devil hovering over either shoulder, Lukin could have Captain America and the Red Skull.

But seriously, Marvel have hinted that in Fallen Son, Tony Stark would be choosing the new Cap. So the question we should be asking ourselves is, What Would Iron Man Do? Two options that I can see:

1) Pick someone unquestionably loyal to him, in which case James Rhodes gets the tip (Captain War Machine, anyone?).

2) Offer the role to a high profile anti-Reg holdout to get them on his side. Number one on that list is Luke Cage, but I don't see him (or any other member of the radicalized underground) letting himself be bribed like that.

Probably the best Tony will be able to manage is to bring one of the neutrals completely on board. The biggest group of neutrals is of course the X-men, and as an added bonus, having a mutant Cap would make a huge civil rights statement. Cyclops is well respected both within the mutant community and without, has recently lost his powers (but not his X-gene), and given his knack for spatial geometry, he could really sling that shield ...




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