“Divided We Fall” has thrown the USA into chaos, with anti-government rallies, the Southwest ruled by Sentinels and the West Coast becoming its own nation. Who wouldn’t see Captain America as a feasible candidate? Tony Stark is a drunk after all and given the fuss about Obama’s passport, Thor’s not an option. Gender rules out the female members of the Ultimates, whereas Spider-Man lacks the backing of the press.
On sale tomorrow is Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, in which Captain America is elected President of the United States of America, by Sam Humphries, who is to write Uncanny X-Force, Marvel NOW!’s newly announced title, and artist Billy Tan (Daredevil, New Avengers).
“This is one of those stories that could only be told in the Ultimate Comics Universe, where the only rule is simple – there are no rules” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment’s Editor in Chief. Who goes on to promise that the book won’t be about political speeches and closed door meetings but a “super powered thrill ride you’d expect from a book called The Ultimates”.
Humphries says “Cap’s been around since 1941. We’re not the first people to talk about making him president. There are a lot of good reasons not to do this…we figured out a lot of great reasons to make this story happen”. Marvel’s timing couldn’t be better, given there’s an up and coming presidential election November 6th.
Whereas Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18 ends the “United We Stand” arc that kicks off tomorrow (September 19th) – don’t expect Captain America to leave office. “He’s not just going to step down after an issue and a half. We’re really going to see what it means to Cap, to the Ultimates and to America”.
Does this make him President America? Better than Mitt Romney in any case.
Check out the preview for Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16 below.