As Marvel launches a new Captain America title to coincide with the upcoming movie, the existing series will be re-titled Captain America & Bucky. Beginning with August’s issue #620, this series will transition from its present focus on the present day exploits of those characters (which will subsequently be chronicled in Captain America #1) to, as phrased in the press release “Bucky’s formative years”. In other words, it will be set during World War II and focus both on the early development of the character himself and his relationship with Steve Rogers. To the relief of everybody who has been enjoying writer Ed Brubaker’s work with these characters over the past several years, he will remain on the book following this transition with Marc Andreyko joining him as a co-writer and Chris Samnee providing the art. Captain America & Bucky #620 will go on sale in August.

The press release is included below.

Your First Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY #620!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America & Bucky #620, from the mighty writing team of Ed Brubaker (Captain America) & Marc Andreyko (Manhunter) and acclaimed artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger)! Witness the formative years of Bucky Barnes as he rises from scrappy army brat to Captain America’s closest ally! In the premiere issue of the newly re-titled series, Bucky’s secret beginnings are revealed—shining a startling new light on the Captain America mythos! The revelations begin this August, and with a special variant by Marvel Architect Mark Bagley – no fan can miss Captain America & Bucky #620!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY #620 (MAY110624)

CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY #620 BAGLEY VARIANT (MAY110625)

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MARC ANDREYKO

Art by CHRIS SAMNEE

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Rated T+…$2.99

FOC—7/4/11, ON SALE—8/10/11