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Marvel Unveils The First Native American Captain America

Stewart Perrie

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Marvel Unveils The First Native American Captain America

Marvel Comics has unveiled the first Native American Captain America superhero.

A whopping 80 years after Steve Rogers first debuted in a Marvel comic, the world is being introduced to Joe Gomez, who is described as the 'Captain America of the Kickapoo Tribe'.

He will link up with Steve Rogers, Bucky, Sam Wilson, and John Walker in an upcoming comic to find Cap's missing shield.

The United States of Captain America #3 will explore Joe's origin story and how he found and partnered up with Steve and the gang.

Joe Gomez is the brainchild of geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger and Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler.

Darcie said in a statement how incredible it is to see the country's Indigenous people featured in the Captain America storyline.

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

"Something I love about Joe is his day job. It represents everything he stands for as a hero," Little Badger explains.

"See, Joe Gomez is a construction worker, a builder in a world plagued by destruction. Every time a spaceship crashes into a bridge or a supervillain transforms a whole city block into rubble, people like Joe make things whole again.

"Work like that may seem thankless, but Joe genuinely enjoys helping his community survive and thrive.

"That's why he won't charge elders for home repair services (the Joe Gomez senior discount is 100%). That's also why he's willing to risk his life to save others.

"I know lots of people like Joe - many of them my Indigenous relatives - so it was wonderful to help develop a character with his values, strength, and extreme crane-operating skills."

Artist David Cutler added: "I can't really express the pride I feel being a part of the team that gets to introduce Joe to the world.

"The Marvel Universe is the biggest stage there is, and bringing a new First Nations hero to that venue means more than I can say."

The comic book series of The United States of Captain America revolves around finding Cap's stolen shield.

The thief targets a cultural landmark in Kansas and hopes 'to put a permanent stain on Captain America's image'.

Marvel says Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson run into the Kickapoo Tribe's own Captain America and 'three Caps may be headed straight into a trap'.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Captain America, Entertainment, Marvel

Stewart Perrie
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