Captain America to Become President in Marvel’s Ultimate Line
In this month’s Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #15 and 16, Captain America will become the President of the United States.
The issues, written by Sam Humphries and pencilled by Billy Tan and Luke Ross respectively, sees Steve Rogers win a special election as a write-in candidate.
In recent months, Marvel’s Ultimate universe, which for over a decade now has run separately from the publisher’s “main” universe, has seen the United States plunged into turmoil as part of the Divided We Fall storyline. States have even succeeded. But with Rogers at the head of the country, events will apparently take a turn for the better, with the event’s title changing to United We Stand.
While an obvious play off of the upcoming election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said this change does not represent an endorsement of either candidate.
“Marvel is not Democrat or Republican,” he said. “This is not an endorsement of Romney or Obama. There is nothing in this book that leans right or left. What Cap represents, what the presidency means to him, what he understands to be the pact between the public and the elected official, I think that’s something both Obama and Romney would agree with and aspire to.”
Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #15 hits stands September 19, with issue #16 following on September 26.