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James Hunter

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:02:12 am EDT
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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?

> 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.

Well I'd definitly take any opportunity to see Josiah again, he's an excellent character wasting away in limbo and would make an excellent stand-in cap for the rest of the year (I'm convinced Steve will be back before 08)

> 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.

It's too soon, the character needs more exposure and development, I can see him being Marvel's legacy character in 20 years or so, but at the minute it's too soon.

> 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.

I'd like to see more of Jack Flagg, but AS Jack not as a cap stand in, there's a lot that can be done with him IMHO.

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

Hmm, it would be a bit to out of left field for my liking.

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

Nah, I like Battlestar AS Battlestar and don't think he'd work as Cap.

> 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.

Again, I prefer him as the Falcon and feel that's where his potential lies.

> 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.

He would say that he already is! \:\-P

He worked in New Invaders so it would be interesting to see him as a Cap stand in actually. (He's my second choice, after Josiah I think)

> 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.

I'd rather have Bucky as Bucky, there's so much to explore with him and what he's lost. I wouldn't hate it if he took over the mantle (and I know Namor would approve \:\-P ) but to me he's just more interesting as he is.

> 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.

Whilst it would be interesting I still supsect that he's Ronin. Would Hawk accept Cap's death though?

> 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.

I'd like to see Tony give the shield, but I don't believe he should hold it himself.

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

IMO it could be interesting to have Nick Fury (arguably Steve's closest, and longest standing friend) take up the mantle of Captain America. there are similarities between the two and it would be a novel thing to do with Nick whilst tony is head of S.H.I.E.L.D.

> Who would you want to be Cap?

Josiah X is my first choice, with U.S Agent as my second and Hawkeye or fury tied as my third, each one has potential.

I'd like to see Josiah again though, and it would be interesting to see I feel.

Cheers.

James.


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