U.S. Agent comes to save a town in Middle America in #1 preview

U.S. Agent #1 preview
(Image credit: Georges Jeanty/Karl Story/Matt Milla/Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics))

John Walker was once Captain America, is better known as U.S. Agent, but come November 4 he'll be stripped of that name too. The limited series U.S. Agent by writer Priest and artist Georges Jeanty will explain why.

"John Walker, the former Super Patriot, has been stripped of his official USAgent status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting government covert interests," reads Marvel's solicitation of the first issue. "His latest protection detail draws him into a conflict between a small town and the corporate giant trying to destroy it. John acquires a new partner and new enemy along the way while being haunted by ghosts from his past and confronting challenges to his future."

In this preview of U.S. Agent #1, the citizens of the town in Middle America recount how the U.S. Agent came to their town and saved it - or tried to.

Subtitled 'American Zealot,' this series will follow Walker as he recounts his firing, and ultimately going back to his former government bosses for answers -  while at the same time, those bureaucrats have already recruited a new U.S. Agent and put them out in the field.

Walker will make his MCU debut in 2021's Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus. In that series, Marvel seems to be revisiting the classic '80s storyline where Walker becomes the government-approved replacement Captain America after Steve Rogers has relinquished the mantle.

Daredevil artist Marco Checchetto has drawn the cover to U.S. Agent #1, with variants by Patrick Zircher and Toni Infante. 

U.S. Agent #1 (of 5) goes on sale on November 4.

Before John Walker was U.S. Agent, he was once Captain America. Check out our list of all the comic book characters who have wielded Captain America's shield.

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)