Prepare for a second chance to declare your allegiance to Hydra. ComicBook.com can exclusively reveal that Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 has sold out and been sent back to press for a second printing.
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, by the creative team of writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz, was already a hotly anticipated title, as it was set to be the return of the previously depowered Steve Rogers to full Captain America fighting form, but no one could have predicted the fan response to the stunning final page, in which Captain America says the words “Hail Hydra.” The story even implies that Cap may have been a Hydra plant throughout his entire career.
“It was difficult to keep this big of a twist a secret until the very last minute,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Since it hit, it’s been exciting to watch it take the world by storm. Sales have skyrocketed and despite a massive overprint, we’ve completely sold out of the 1stissue and will rush it back to print with 3 different covers.”
The first of these covers, which can be seen above, is a reprint of Saiz’s original Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 cover with the addition of a “Hail Hydra” speech bubble. Another variant will be a remixed version of Jim Steranko’s first printing variant. The final variant will be a brand new, completely original Hip-Hop Variant by Jeffrey Veregge.
Retailers can order the three variant covers in any quantity they choose. All three variant covers for the second printing of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 will go on sale July 6.