Classic U.S. Agent comics coming back in print ahead of MCU debut

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Ahead of U.S. Agent's debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a new limited series, Marvel Comics is finally collecting the character's 2001 series and several other notable bits from his past.

As revealed in Marvel's just-released November 2020 solicitations, November 25's U.S. Agent: The Good Fight trade paperback will include:

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  • Captain America #333 by Mark Gruenwald and Tom Morgan (1987)
  • U.S. Agent #1 - #3 by Jerry Ordway and Karl Kesel (2001)
  • The 'Boys will be Boys' back-up story from Avengers West Coast #100 by Jim Novak and Tom Tenney (1993)
  • And portions of Captain America #358-362 and #380-382

"An all-American hero with an attitude! First he was the heroic Super-Patriot, and then he was Steve Rogers' replacement as Captain America — but John Walker's true destiny lay in the red, white and black garb of the U.S.Agent, and these are some of his edgiest adventures!," reads Marvel's description of the collection.

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"First, see how Walker comes to wield Cap's shield!," the synopsis continues. "Then, U.S.Agent hunts the murderous Scourge of the Underworld and seeks answers about mixed-up memories that throw his past into doubt! When U.S.Agent is handpicked by the Commission to take charge of the country's superhuman incarceration, it's his chance to finally get out of Captain America's shadow — unless a deadly conspiracy, a woman from his past and his own bullheadedness mess it all up!"

U.S. Agent: The Good Fight TPB goes on sale November 25.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)