Marvel comics editor Tom Brevoort unveiled these character sketches today for a new Captain America costume, which will be featured in the MARVEL NOW relaunch in October (read all about what MARVEL NOW is right here). As you can see, the new suit concept is basically a modern take on the World War II design Chris Evans sported in Captain America: The First Avenger.

I don’t know, call me a purist, but I just feel there are certain things you don’t mess with and Captain America’s iconic costume is one of them. It’s one of those perfect designs that simply feels right and will always look amazing, regardless of the time period —  just like Superman, Batman, and Spider-man’s original duds. This looks a little too busy and clunky for my tastes, but apparently Marvel wanted the Captain to look more like the soldiers of our modern-day military:


The approach and the thought was very simple: we wanted to modernize Cap’s outfit so as to reflect the gear worn by actual soldiers, to convey that sense of the character visually.



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