Joe Gomez is created by geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler. The newest member of the Captain America ranks will make his debut in The United States of Captain America #3.
“Something I love about Joe is his day job. It represents everything he stands for as a hero,” Little Badger explained. “See, Joe Gomez is a construction worker, a builder in a world plagued by destruction. Every time a spaceship crashes into a bridge or a supervillain transforms a whole city block into rubble, people like Joe make things whole again. Work like that may seem thankless, but Joe genuinely enjoys helping his community survive and thrive. That’s why he won’t charge elders for home repair services (the Joe Gomez senior discount is 100%). That’s also why he’s willing to risk his life to save others. I know lots of people like Joe–many of them my Indigenous relatives–so it was wonderful to help develop a character with his values, strength, and extreme crane-operating skills.”
“I can’t really express the pride I feel being a part of the team that gets to introduce Joe to the world,” Cutler said. “The Marvel Universe is the biggest stage there is, and bringing a new First Nations hero to that venue means more than I can say.”
UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 (OF 5)
- Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL & DARCIE LITTLE BADGER
- Art by DALE EAGLESHAM & DAVID CUTLER
- Cover by GERALD PAREL
- Design Variant Cover by DAVID CUTLER
- The saga of THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA begins when Captain America’s original shield is stolen. And when the mysterious shield thief targets a cultural landmark in Kansas, hoping to put a permanent stain on Captain America’s image, Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson are hot on his trail when they meet the Kickapoo Tribe’s own Captain America. But there’s more to the thief’s agenda than meets the eye and the three Caps may be headed straight into a trap!
Some of the new shieldbearers to join Joe Gomez in The United States of Captain America include teenage LGBTQ+ hero Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the Railways, and a Black female Captain America named Nichelle Wright.
The United States of Captain America #3 goes on sale in August from Marvel Comics