Marvel Redesigned Sam Wilson's Captain America Shield

Marvel Redesigned Sam Wilson’s Captain America Shield

Marvel Comics is gearing up to amaze readers with not one, but two Captain America-themed comics. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty and Captain America: Symbol of Truth was announced by the publisher. Steve Rogers will star in Sentinel of Liberty, while Sam Wilson will star in Symbol of Truth.

Sam Wilson is back in his red-white-and-blue Captain America costume in promotional art and a cover by Mark Brooks and R.B. Silva; but a closer look reveals that Sam’s shield is a stark contrast to Steve’s.

Tochi Onyebuchi (Black Panther: Legends, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Riot Baby) and Marvel Stormbreaker artist R.B. Silva are the creative team behind Captain America: Symbol of Truth (Powers of X, Fantastic Four). Mark Brooks’ wraparound variant cover for Captain America #0 and Silva’s cover for Symbol of Truth #1 both give readers a closer look at Sam Wilson’s shield.

While Steve’s shield is predominantly red, Sam’s shield has a blue outer layer that replaces the red. The central star is also larger and divided into four segments for a more modern look. It helps to distinguish the two shields, and it’s just another hint that Marvel is preparing Sam Wilson for a successful return to his position as Captain America.

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(Photo: R.B. Silva/Marvel Comics)

“We have basically only touched the surface of his interaction with the Marvel Universe,” Onyebuchi told Entertainment Weekly. “There are so many characters that have yet to interact with Sam as Captain America, dynamics we haven’t yet seen. It feels like the world is my oyster. It’s been really cool exploring that with Sam, but also with Joaqu?n Torres, who is the Falcon in this book.”

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(Photo: Mark Brooks/Marvel Comics)

Writer Says The Rest Of The World Has To Accept A Black Captain America

“We’ve seen Sam Wilson deal with the legacy of Captain America and race in very inward terms with regards to America: What does it mean for America to accept a Black Captain America?” Onyebuchi said. “One of the things I’m teasing in my book is, what does it mean for the rest of the world to accept a Black Captain America? That’s another part of the equation. If Captain America is in many ways mimesis of America, with all the good and bad pathologies, what does that mean for the way in which America interacts with the rest of the world?”

He further explained that he is a fan of action thrillers that would include international locals. Onyebuchi added that one of the things Sam has to do is get to the bottom of a conspiracy. He added, “He has to figure out what the truth of the matter is, he has to figure out what’s really going on. When so much of American foreign policy historically has been founded on operating in the shadows, manipulating federal employees or members of another government into enacting regime change for the benefit of various corporate interests, what is it going to look like when Sam runs up against the people who would wish to manipulate him for their own ends in terms of furthering ‘America’s interests abroad? What does it mean to be the ‘Symbol of Truth’ in that context?”

Captain America #0, written by Tochi Onyebuchi, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing, and illustrated by Mattia De Iulis, launches the narrative of Marvel’s two living titans on April 20th. In May, Kelly, Lanzing, and illustrator Carmen Carnero release Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1, followed by Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 in June.

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