Marvel Comics' Captain America to get new job title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Captain America has a new job with perks, a spacious office and a title that others spend millions of dollars to get: Mr President.
One of Marvel Entertainment's best-known heroes since he socked Adolf Hitler in the jaw in 1941, the sentinel of liberty will trade his New York City apartment for the White House in the pages of Marvel Comics' The Ultimates, a series set in the Ultimate Comics universe where the United States (US) has been torn apart by factionalism, out-of-control anti-mutant hysteria and outright secession.
A career soldier for whom duty trumps political parties, Steve Rogers is seen as the last hope for the country and wins election as a write-in candidate in issue No. 15, due out on Wednesday, said Mr Sam Humphries, who is writing the story line.
Mr Humphries called the election the next step in the character's long role as "America's defender," a job he's had since soldiering during World War II.