Steve Rogers returning

The number-one, most ironclad rule in comics is no matter how violent, unexpected or elaborately a character dies, they're never really dead. Superman's death rocked the industry until the newly implemented "competition" for the new Superman wasn't too successful financially, prompting DC to resurrect its flagship character. So you had to expect that the events in Civil War didn't really "happen" in the same way that you occasionally getting splashed by a passing car while walking "happens." That is, Steve Rogers is dead, but not really. Marvel has announced that Steve Rogers will be returning as Captain America in a five-issue series called Captain America Reborn. The book brings back fan favorite Ed Brubaker and features art by Bryan Hitch (also a fan favorite), and really it's just in time. See, when Cap was assasinated, Red Skull ran amok. Bucky Dent has been installed as the new Captain America, but you had to have the feeling that he was sort of keeping the seat warm for Steve's return. And this series boasts more than just a single series return for him, as it appears he's coming back from the long haul. Above is the obligatory Alex Ross variant cover. No word as to the status of the Cap's shield that is currently in the hands of one Mr. Stephen Colbert. Full press release below (after the trailer for the comic of course). It was the shot heard ‘round the world. Following the most shocking and controversial event in comic book history – the assassination of Captain America in the pages of Captain America #25 – neither the heroes of the Marvel Universe nor the rest of the world have quite come to grips with this most traumatic of losses. From the moment he was taken from us until today, one fact has proven to be true: the world still needs Captain America. And now, the time has come! At long last, the legend, the hero, is back. Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return from the grave in the publishing event of the year: Captain America Reborn, a five part series from Marvel Comics beginning this July. Long seen as the world’s greatest hero, Captain America made his first appearance in March, 1941, boldly fighting the Nazis in World War II. As a symbol of true patriotism, his popularity soared during the war as he became a nationally revered icon of US efforts to spread freedom around the globe. Serving as the Sentinel of Liberty for nearly 70 years, Cap embodied the spirit of the American people and became one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable characters. His death rocked the entire world, real and fictional, and his return from the grave promises to be a landmark event as well. The recipient of two Eisner Awards for his tale about the life and death of Captain America, Ed Brubaker joins forces with acclaimed Ultimates artist Bryan Hitch for the landmark Captain America Reborn series. This partnership promises to produce the visually arresting, action packed story that fans around the world have been eagerly anticipating. A story that captured international attention, Captain America #25 polarized shocked audiences by starkly depicting the murder the cultural icon. On that fateful day when shots rang out on the courthouse steps, Cap’s greatest enemy—the Red Skull– achieved his greatest ambition—or so it seemed. Since that time, the Marvel Universe has been in chaos, as as the Red Skull has worked towards his true endgame. But now there is a ray of hope in the form of Steve Rogers! How can Steve Rogers return from the dead, and will his rebirth be enough to stop the global threat of his sworn enemy? Hitting shelves on July 1st, the special five part series Captain America Reborn finally reveals the true scope of the Red Skull’s nefarious plan, and begins Captain America’s triumphant return.