Wired.com talks to writer Ed Brubaker about his new series — with Sean Phillips — Incognito, and the relevancy of Captain America:
I think what makes Captain America work in the modern age isn’t so much him reflecting where America’s at, but in showing where it should be. In my series, I’ve had Cap quote Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine and Dwight Eisenhower, because Captain America isn’t some partisan tool. His history as a character since the mid-’60s shows that. He can call a lie a lie, and he doesn’t care which side the liar is on. I think the United States really needs an icon without those partisan blinders on right now, more than ever. But you know, with Cap what we’ve also done is make it feel more like a modern high-tech espionage comic, in many ways. Cap’s military/government background is part of what keeps him relevant, too.