Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing Captain America

Jeva Lange, This Week, February 28, 2018

Ta-Nehisi Coates has signed on to write a new Captain America comic book series, with the first issue to be released on the Fourth of July this year. “Writing is about questions for me — not answers,” Coates explains. “And Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream?”

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Coates is the author of another Marvel series, too: Black Panther. He confirmed that he will “continue working in that world” even as he begins his new project. {snip}

“I’m not convinced I can tell a great Captain America story — which is precisely why I want so bad to try,” Coates said. {snip}

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