“Aaron is inspired by the heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders and everyday people who push for a better life,” Trujillo said in the Marvel press release. “He represents the oppressed and the forgotten. I hope her first story resonates with readers and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.
“I want to thank editor-in-chief Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo for asking me to create Aaron,” Bazaldua said. “I really enjoyed designing it, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible in society. While I was drawing it I thought, well, Cap fights super powerful beings and almost always saves the world, but Aaron helps those who walk the streets alone with the issues they face every day. Hope people like the end result! “
Upcoming issues of The United States of Captain America will continue to include save stories from different creative teams that flesh out the new heroes introduced in the main story. Look for issue 1 to appear digitally and in print on June 2.
In other recent comic book news, IGN learned how Black Adam will transform the Justice League in DC’s Infinite Frontier, and Marvel is teasing the start of a new major X-Men event in Planet-Size X # 1 in June. Watch the video below to learn more about what Marvel has planned for 2021:
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