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We're Finally Getting the Gay Captain America We Deserve

We're Finally Getting the Gay Captain America We Deserve

We're Finally Getting the Gay Captain America We Deserve

Marvel Comics is introducing a queer Cap in their upcoming series The United States of Captain America!

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Queer Marvel stans rejoice! It looks the world is finally going to be blessed with the LGBTQ-identifying Captain America we so totally deserve! 

According to a report from Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics upcoming limited series — The United States of Captain America — is set to introduce the world to Marvel's latest queer hero Aaron Fischer. 

The series, which will debut during Pride Month and will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of one of Marvel's most iconic and well-known figures, will run for five issues and will tell the story of Steve Rogers (who was famously played by heartthrob Chris Evans in the Marvel Studios films), John Walker, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes as they go on a cross-country road trip to retrieve Cap's stolen shield. Along the way, they will meet many heroes who Captain America has inspired, one of them being Aaron Fischer himself, who (according to his official description) is "a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused."

"Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life," writer Joshua Trujillo (who created Aaron alongside artist Jan Bazaldua) said in a statement about the character. "He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers and helps inspire the next generation of heroes."

"I want to thank editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron," Bazaldua added. "I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society."

"While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!"

The gays just keep winning! 

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