Captain America set to don a new outfit!

Well guys, some interesting news regarding the forthcoming line-wide Marvel NOW! initiative, Captain America is apparently set to adopt a sleak new suit!

Design sketches by John Cassaday and Jerome Opena:


Marvel Editor Tom Brevoot told MTV Geek the following:

The approach and the thought was very simple: we wanted to modernize Cap’s outfit so as to reflect the gear worn by actual soldiers, to convey that sense of the character visually.

We weren’t really thinking about the movie incarnation per se, though it’s difficult to avoid it I suppose. But even there, Cap’s already had two completely different suits in the movies, in CAP: FIRST AVENGER and then in MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS. What we were really going for, more than anything, was the feeling of Cap being an actual soldier. At the outset, I did some research and collected a bunch of different photographs of modern military gear, helmets and what-have-you, and they all informed the design we eventually settled on.

The new suit definitely fits with the non-reboot changes promised in Marvel NOW!  It also highlights the fact that company seems to be steadily guiding their heroes toward a design sense that mirrors their film counterparts.

But what do you guys think?  Does this new design work for you or do you prefer the current and soon to be retired outfit?  Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.


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  • Jasper C-H

    I like the second.

  • Fats Mclemlich

    It doesn’t look that good to me, but I can understand why the ol’ fashioned winged helmet is a bit behind the times

  • Forgey

    well I guess the day has come where the comics end up being based on the movies instead of the other way around