As we reported back in October, Captain America Cold War will take place just after Sam and Steve have gone their separate ways with the shield from the resulting conclusions of of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, along with Tochi Onyebuchi and R.B. Silva’s Captain America: Symbol of Truth. This April, the two will cross over again in an event that’ll push their beliefs, and arguably, their friendship to the brink of the edge.
Captain America: Cold War will take a page out of the MCU and focus in on being an espionage thriller. The series will investigate what’s truly going on in regard to the mysterious Outer Circle, which is sort of like a real-life Illuminati on steroids given that this is the Marvel universe (where everyone is a secret Skrull or spy). Cold War will also look at the organization’s connection to Steve Rogers, along with feature a shocking return of Ian Rogers, the former adopted son of Steve also known as, Nomad. To make matters more complicated, Sam Wilson’s conflict with Wakanda and the White Wolf (the adoptive brother of T’Challa) comes to a head, while Bucky’s going about as a new New Revolution seeking to take down the outer circle from within.
Here’s what fans can expect when COLD WAR erupts in full force this April. Taken directly from Marvel’s latest press release.
Don’t miss CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #11, a thrilling COLD WAR prelude issue! Captain America and the new Invaders may be free from M.O.D.O.C.’s mind control, but they are not yet guaranteed their lives. With the battle nearly won, the Outer Circle have arrived on the ground to collect their prize. It’s up to Steve Rogers to wrestle victory from the Power and finally end the Outer Circle’s invasion of Manhattan — but choices made at this critical point will alter Steve’s understanding of friendship and the stakes of his fight against the Outer Circle for good.
Then Kelly, Lanzing, and Onyebuchi team up with artist Carlos Magno to begin the revolution in CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR ALPHA #1! Bucky Barnes is the Outer Circle’s New Revolution, and he has enacted his deadliest move yet — an alliance with Sam Wilson’s nemesis, the White Wolf. When Steve Rogers’ adopted son, Ian, A.K.A. Nomad, is abducted by someone Steve thought was a friend, he suspects Bucky’s hand at work and calls upon the people who know Ian best — Sam Wilson, Sharon Carter and Misty Knight — to help him get to the bottom of the attack. Has Bucky finally gone too far? Why has Nomad been taken, and what does it have to do with a portal to Dimension Z opening over a secret battleground in Alaska?
In CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #12, Part two of COLD WAR, White Wolf has used the power granted him by Bucky Barnes to take control of Dimension Z and unleash its creatures onto the Captains America. Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers are prepared to fight their way through the onslaught, but the Outer Circle has more stakes in this fight than our heroes realize. Can Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers agree on their priorities before they fall to this new threat? And what exactly does Bucky Barnes intend to do to Ian Rogers?