Captain America makes posthumous appearance in special AAFES comics
SEOUL — Fans of the late Captain America may be in for a treat Saturday as the fifth installment of a military-exclusive comic book hits Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores worldwide.
“The Spirit of America” will feature what AAFES officials said is the first appearance of Captain America since Marvel Comics creators killed him off in March during the aftermath of the crossover series “Civil War.”
An AAFES press release said demand is expected to be high, but Marvel Comics says fans should not to get too excited about the reappearance of “classic Captain America.”
He is still dead.
“This is a Custom Comic from Marvel, and is separate from the death of Captain America story- line that was featured earlier this year in the Civil War series,” Marvel Comics spokeswoman Ann Hinshaw said in an e-mail Thursday.
Officials anticipate the latest AAFES/Marvel Comics edition will be a collector’s item and have limited distribution of one copy per customer. Copies are free.
“We just want to be sure that everyone who wants a comic is able to get one and people don’t hoard them on the first day,” said AAFES spokesman Master Sgt. Donovan Potter.
Previous editions of the AAFES/Marvel military exclusive comics sell on auction sites like eBay for as much as $35, and bulk orders can cost almost $150.
Hinshaw said Captain America will return to comics, but not with the alter ego of now-dead Steve Rogers.
According to the company’s Web site, the new Captain America will appear in the January issue of the “Captain America” comic book.