“Captain America” #1 variant cover from Paul Renaud features classic Joe Simon and Jack Kirby illustration

Now this is cool.  We’ve seen some pretty rad variant covers for various books over here in the past few months, yet this might be the raddest of the rad: Captain America #1 has a Paul Renaud variant that incorporates a classic Joe Simon and Jack Kirby image.  A perfect and fitting tribute to two titans of the industry.

Per Marvel:  

Marvel Reveals New CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 Variant Art by Paul Renaud, with Simon and Kirby!

An all-new story for Steve Rogers begins this summer, from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu!

New York, NY—May 31, 2018—Marvel is excited to celebrate CAPAIN AMERICA #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu with a new variant cover from superstar artist Paul Renaud that incorporates a classic Golden Age image created by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby.

Fans got a sneak peek at the creative team’s story in the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue and praise is already high for the new series, with Adventures In Poor Taste claiming “the story presented here is almost dreamlike and should pique readers’ interest.”

Captain America #1 hits comic shops and digital retailers on July 4. 

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