Just in time for election season, a brand new U.S. Agent series by writer Christopher Priest and artist Stefano Landini will launch in November 2020.
According to the official Marvel press release, the title kicks off with a five part story entitled “American Zealot,” John Walker, formerly known as the Super Patriot, has been “…stripped of his official USAgent status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting government covert interests…John acquires a new partner and new enemy along the way while being haunted by ghosts from his past and confronting challenges to his future…”
Priest (known for his work on Black Panther, Quantum and Woody, and Vampirella) describes the story arc as a “morality play told in five acts” in which Walker finds himself without his usual government resources and allies.
Initially, Priest thought he was being offered a chance to once again work on the original “super patriot” Steve Rogers (Priest wrote the entire Captain America and the Falcon series which ran from 2004-2005), but then “…realized it was this guy, Cap’s scowling, emotionally damaged misfit cousin. Cousin America. But USAGENT presents an exciting writer’s challenge to explore the myriad expressions and aspirations of the American dream, how that dream is fulfilled or not, through the eyes and voices of a nation often at war with itself.”
John Walker will supposedly play a significant role in the upcoming Disney+ Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, so this new comic has the chance to provide a solid introduction to new MCU fans who may not know too much about this morally ambiguous character.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for more information about both the comic and tv series featuring the U.S. Agent and take a look at the issue one cover by Marco Checchetto below.