First reported by CBR, Active Duty U.S. Sergant First Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson will lead Captain America into battle in the upcoming three-issue Empyre Comic Book Event with Artist Ariel Olivetti.

“Cap is the truest representation of the Army values all soldiers strive to live by, and now it’s my responsibility to get him right for all the Cap fans,” Kennedy said in the announcement, “but especially for the veterans and active duty service members who want to feel that pride, kinship and camaraderie anytime they see Steve Rogers on the page. In the Empyre: Captain America miniseries, Cap faces a global invasion that is simply too big for the Avengers to handle alone, and it falls to him to not only get the U.S. military behind him, but to unite military forces all around the world, Instead of his usual crew of gods, legends, and superheroes, we’ll see him getting muddy and bloody alongside ordinary soldiers and civilians who stand to lose everything, and who need a leader like Captain America to bring them together.”

Sgt. First Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson

The Veteran described having the chance to write Captain America as a “Tremendous Honor“, in this new series we will see the Sentinel of Liberty lead the US Military Forces and “Everyday Citizens” into battle, to stop the alien invasion of the Kree/Skrulls.

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Image Credit: Marvel

The invasion has made landfall! Captain America stands on the front lines – but when the threat goes global even he won’t be enough to stem the tides! Will Captain America be able to find allies willing to fight alongside him – or will he fall in the face of this intergalactic incursion?

The information, solicitations, and quotes have been provided by Newsarama and CBR.

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