Marvel Comics does love an event comic with the word WAR in it, don't they? Secret Wars, Civil War, and now… at the Diamond Retailer lunch today at San Diego Comic-Con, we learnt about Cold War. A Captain America event that reunites the two separate Captain America titles, reveals the truth about the conspiracy behind the creation of Captain America's shield way back when and also bringing back Nomad. Just… a different Nomad. Someone we have seen before but Marvel promises it will be a shocker. And with lasting repercussions across the Marvel Universe. But then again, don't they all? With this art by Paco Medina…
Previously, Nomad was created by Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema as an alternate identity for the Steve Rogers, in Captain America #180 in 1974 when he rejected the flag. The identity was revived in 1981 for a minor character, then a new Nomad, Jack Monroe in 1983. Other claimants of the code name are Rikki Barnes and Steve Rogers's adopted son Ian Rogers. But who is the new Nomad?
Okay lads and lassies, chaps and chapesses, get down and dirty with this. Today sees the return of the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, the likes of which we have not seen since 2019. I mean comic bookshop retailers have certainly had lunch in that period, but not on Diamond Comic Distributors' dime and not at San Diego. In that period, they have also lost a number of publishers such as DC Comics and IDW, though Marvel is very kindly sticking around. No sign of Dark Horse, Image, Dynamite though, as well as Marvel it's just AfterShock, Valiant and Boom Studios sponsoring this. It appears that Bleeding Cool are the only press who have turned up, with Jimmy Leszczynski and his son, Jimmy Leszczynski. Let's see what they all have to say… and you can read all about it by following the Bleeding Cool Diamond Retailer Lunch tag. Stay tuned!