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Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America finale delayed until July

Captain America #29 excerpt
Captain America #29 excerpt (Image credit: Leonard Kirk/Matt Milla/Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics))

Those waiting for the grand finale of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America run will have to wait a little longer. Marvel Comics has informed retailers that Captain America #30 has been delayed, with a new on-sale date of July 7.

(Image credit: Alex Ross (Marvel Comics))

Coates' Captain America run launched in July 2018, picking up after the controversial Secret Empire event and attempting to un-tarnish the legacy after he was cast as a Nazi-esque Hydra double agent. How does aim to redeem himself? By doing what he's known for - fighting injustice and the villains that propagate it.

In Coates' run, Cap meets a new super-villain super-group called the Power Elite, which he's then fought over the course of the past 3 years and 29 issues. It all culminates in Captain America #30 in what Marvel calls an "all-out fight to the finish..."

Captain America #30 was originally planned to go on sale June 16, and be the proverbial other shoe dropping as Coates' other Marvel series, Black Panther, ended just a few weeks prior. Captain America #30 is the final issue of Coates' run and also of the current finale arc, 'All Die Young' arc.

2021 is the 80th anniversary of Captain America, so presumably, Marvel will be quick to announce the next Captain America creative team. Marvel announced the next Black Panther writer just a few days before Coates' final issue on that title.

(Image credit: Taurin Clarke (Marvel Comics))

"The 80th anniversary of Captain America will also mark the end of one of the character's most groundbreaking chapters," reads Marvel's previous announcement about Captain America #30. "Captain America #30 will be the final issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates' redefining work on the title. Joined by artist Leonard Kirk, Captain America #30 will provide the climactic conclusion to the 'All Die Young' story arc and prepare the Star-Spangled Avenger for his next era."

What that era may be remains unspoken – though The United States of Captain America may hint at what's to come. That story, by writer Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham along with rotating guest writers and artists on each issue, sends Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker on a road trip adventure in which they'll meet new heroes who have taken up the mantle of Captain America in their local communities, starting with newly-revealed hero Aaron Fischer.

Captain America #30 is due out July 7, with the final arc collected August 31 as Captain America By Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 5: All Die Young Part Two.

Before the next chapter of Captain America's story begins, catch up on the best Captain America stories of all time.

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, 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.