New Captain America will be a 'Fil-Am college student vigilante'
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Captain America will be a ‘Fil-Am college student vigilante’

/ 10:23 AM June 07, 2021
Introducing "Ari Agbayani," Marvel's newest Captain America. MARVEL

Introducing “Ari Agbayani,” Marvel’s newest Captain America. MARVEL

Marvel’s newest Captain America will be “Filipina American” college student “Ari Agbayani,” debuting in September in United States of America #4.

Ari Agbayani is the fourth in a series of local Captain Americas. Captain America #4  is set on the campus of the private university Agbayani attends as a scholarship student. She goes vigilane to when a friend of hers is being abused by a wealthy legacy student that the authorities won’t prosecute.

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“Like the other Caps, Ari has a strong sense of justice and admires the ideals Captain America embodies,” writer Alyssa Wong says in the Marvel announcement.

“But the Captain America she’s inspired by isn’t Steve Rogers — it’s Bucky Barnes. Someone who hates bullies as much as Steve does, but is willing to use sneakier, shadier tactics to deal with them. Ari’s a vigilante, and she knows that you can’t always win by playing by the rules.”

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United States of Captain America #4 is a creation of Christopher Cantwell, Alyssa Wong, Dale Eaglesham and Jodi Nishijima.

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