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Captain America to play role of US President

ANI  New York, September 19, 2012
First Published: 18:35 IST(19/9/2012) | Last Updated: 12:09 IST(20/9/2012)

One of Marvel Entertainment’s best-known heroes Captain America will trade his New York City apartment for the White House, as he becomes the President of the US in the new comic issue.

The new series ‘The Ultimates,’ is set in the Ultimate Comics universe where factionalism, out-of-control anti-mutant hysteria and outright secession have torn apart US.

According to Sam Humphries, who is writing the story line, Steve Rogers is seen as the last hope for the US and wins election as a write-in candidate in issue No. 15, which is to be out on Wednesday.

He called the election the next step in the character’s long role as “America’s defender,” a job that he has undertaken since soldiering during World War II, the New York Post reported.

“Cap is answering the call of the people. This is not the first time he’s stood up for an America in crisis. This is a further evolution in his role as America’s defender, from soldier to superhero to president. He didn’t ask for this position, but if it helps him reunite America, then he’ll take on the job,” Humphries stated.

Rogers will take the President’s oath in issue No. 16 that is due out on Sept. 26.


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