Marvel to Launch Digital Comic to Coincide with Captain America Superbowl Trailer


Marvel announced today that they will be launching an eight-issue digital comic series, titled Captain America: First Vengeance, that will debut on Sunday, February 6th,  just after the debut of the Captain America: The First Avenger trailer, during Superbowl XLV. The comic is designed to tie-in to the events of the movie, and take fans further into the story. The complete first issue of the series will be available for free at, with subsequent issues available on the Marvel Comics iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app starting Tuesday, February 8th.

The series is written by Fred Van Lente and drawn alternately by Luke Ross and Neil Edwards, with colors by Richard Isanove. Marvel says that the comicweaves in and out of the story of Cap’s upcoming film, introducing readers to new corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“When we started launching Marvel Studios and decided these movies were interconnected, we established that it’s going to be a separate movie continuity that, while it exists parallel to the comics and allows us to pick the best moments from all the previous continuities, it needs to be beholden unto itself,” explains Stephen Broussard, Co-Producer of “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Once we established the premise that we did want to do that and we wanted to make sure it made sense as a cohesive, whole piece, it really sort of freed us up to start asking what other stories would we like to tell. And of course there’s no shortage of interesting ideas for all that. Basically anything that we really loved but didn’t necessarily have a place in the film is fair game.”

To read an interview with Broussard and Van Lente about the comic, head to

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