The newly young Steve Rogers is back as Captain America on May 25, with the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz. As we've discussed before, this means there are now two Captains America, and two Captain America titles, with Captain America: Sam Wilson continuing alongside this book.

There's also a prologue to the new title that will be available for free as part of Free Comic Book Day on May 7.

The synopsis mentions the Red Skull and Hydra as Steve's foes, but the unlettered preview art shows him fighting Baron Zemo. Either way, it's old home week for the Captain. There's also an unexplained flashback of one young woman saving another from being beaten by a man. I'm curious to see who they are and where that leads.

 

Variant Cover by Steve Epting
Variant Cover by Jim Steranko
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Age of Apocalypse Variant Cover by Paul Renaud
Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Hip-Hop Variant by Jeffrey Veregge
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant by Greg Hildebrant
Art by Jesus Saiz
Art by Jesus Saiz
Art by Jesus Saiz
Art by Jesus Saiz

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

“The country is as divided as it’s ever been, and Steve is one of a kind,” says Nick Spencer, in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s a unifying figure, someone we can all look up to, [and] someone we can all put our faith in. It’s no secret the Marvel Universe is about to enter a period of serious conflict with Civil War II looming on the horizon, and as such, it feels like the perfect moment to bring Steve back into fighting shape.”

He may be back but the celebration will be short lived. Steve isn’t the only one who’s returned stronger than ever. Hydra has re-emerged. Led by his greatest foe, the Red Skull, Hydra has begun to worm its way into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Anyone can be a threat. Trust no one. Even a restored Captain America may not be enough to stop the far reaching tentacles of Hydra.

With a rallying cry of “Avengers Assemble”, the Sentinel of Liberty charges headlong into the fight once more. But will his first day back on the job be his last? Find out when CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 explodes into comic shops and digital devices this May!