Connecting the Dots: Cap’s Kids!

 

There are two types of speculators: those who lead and those who follow. By the time news hits, cheap copies of relevant keys are gone and sometimes all that are left are overpriced, often lower grade scraps. It’s the individuals who actually read and research comics who ultimately profit by making insightful, sometimes far-out, connections that puts them far ahead of the market.

 

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the writers of Endgame have confirmed that Captain America is the father of Peggy Carter’s two children, who were mentioned in Captain America Winter Soldier.

According to the article, writer Stephen McFeely said, “It was always our intention that he was the father of those two children. But again, there are time travel loopholes for that.” This begs a very important question: would the two children inherit any of the super soldier DNA? Since Cap’s kids exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this opens up several important speculative opportunities. In the comics, Captain America is the father of James and Sarah Rogers.

The What If continuity gives us Sarah Rodgers. Also known as The Crusader, she the daughter of Steve Rogers and Rogue…yes, Rogue, who has the “Carol Danvers” personae in this issue. She has the power set of both her parents. (It should also be noted that she is worthy enough to pick up Mjolnir in this issue and we all know how Thor #390 broke big!) While this would obviously be a different character than any who would appear in films or TV, it is the first offspring to be named after Captain America’s mother. This issue also features alternative versions of the sons and daughters of other Marvel characters.

What I absolutely love about this issue, is that it is the last issue of the series. According to Comichron, sales of this final issue from 1998 are in the range of 29,329 copies. More importantly there are newsstand copies out there, which offer a significantly smaller print run. There are currently no graded copies in the CGC census, which means a 9.8 newsstand would be quite unique.

If you want to speculate on James Rogers you have to head to the first issue issue of the 2010 Avengers series. This is the same character, the son of Cap and Black Widow, who appears in the 2008 animated feature Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. Avengers #1 (2010) did have massive sales of approximately 163,867 copies, with 16 variants.  As expected, this yields a ton of graded copies. Probably the best option would be the 1:75 Romita Jr. 1:75 character variant, with sales of 2185 copies and only 65 graded copies on the census. (There’s also a gatefold cover version of the variant, but I was not able to find any information regard print run or sales.)

While there is no guarantee that any incarnation of these characters will ever be used in the MCU, it gives writers the option of bringing them to life on the large or small screen. The post Endgame universe is rife with speculation!

5 comments

  • VintageComicsAndToys
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    Great write-up Jason.

  • Topher

    This is exactly the type of stuff speculators should love. Well done. Of all the variants I like the Marko Avengers 1:25 cover. there a lot of variants but you are right, the 1:75 is probably the way to go. Thank you for posting this.

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    I remember reading an article at some point about that Avengers #1 Gatefold cover being really rare and if memory serves, that issue (white cover gatefold) was selling for a pretty penny back upon release.

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    Thank you everyone for reading!

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    Hey thank you for taking the time to do this write up. I like spec articles. I feel like they are a great way to get to know some comics that you would otherwise maybe not haven been aware of.

    I love both your pics. I knew about the What if, but as I mentioned above, I had no idea that Avengers was based on Cap’s son.

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