With Captain America being slowly reinvented following his run as a villain within the pages of Secret Empire’ & ‘Civil War II, Steve Rogers is going back where he began: froze on ice.
Captain America will be frozen alive for the second time in his lifetime within the pages of Captain America #698. The story arc will be written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Chris Samnee. Out Of Time will be apart of Marvel Legacy and will be the first part of several that will lead up to the monumental 700th issue of Captian America.
The story will begin after issue 697 that found Cap assembling a new version of The Howling Commandos to fight the good fight. Marvel Senior Vice President and executive editor had this to say in the official press release of the highly anticipated story-line:
“Everybody thought it couldn’t happen again—but it has! Once more, Cap is a man out of time—but the new era he finds himself in is fraught with perils, personal hardships, and challenges unlike anything the shield-slinger has ever experienced before. The lead-up to our big blow-out #700 issue starts here!”
During a panel at 2017’s Comic Con San Deigo, Waid teased that fans would be treated to a more ballsy Cap following the All New, All Different Marvel Universe:
“We’re actually going to get away from them for just a little while. The through line basically is Cap is tired of being the comics, the Marvel Universe’s biggest couch surfer. He’s not really had a place of residence other than Avengers Mansion for a long long time, so sort of out in America like looking, going from town to town, city to city, sort of looking for the place to land. If I’m going to be a part of America, if I’m going to be Captain America, I need to be part of the country.”
Captain America #698 ‘Out of Time’ goes on sale on February 7, 2018.