Earlier this month Marvel announced that it is set to celebrate 80 years of the Star-Spangled Avenger with the new limited series The United States of Captain America, and now the publisher has revealed that the series will also see the introduction of a brand new Cap in gay teenager Aaron Fischer.
The newest LGBTQ+ hero of the Marvel universe, Aaron is described as the Captain America of the Railways, and “a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused.”
“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” writer Joshua Trujillo explained. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”
“I want to thank Editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron,” added artist Jan Bazaldua said. “I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society. While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!”
The United States of Captain America #1 is set for release on June 2nd.