In “American Zealot,” Chapter 1 of 5, John Walker, the former Super Patriot, has been removed from his official US Agent stature and is now regulating as an independent government contractor safeguarding government clandestine ”investments”. His most recent defense detail somehow drags him into a confrontation between a small town and the corporate juggernaut trying to eradicate it. John adopts a new partner and new adversary along the journey while being tormented by spirits from his past and enduring challenges from his future…
“‘American Zealot’ is a morality play told in five acts,” Priest expands. “John Walker has been fired. Or he quit. Depends on who’s telling the story. Now finding his way as a civilian government contractor, Walker is making more money and taking more risks as he can now venture into places sanctioned agents can’t always follow. However, with limited official access to intelligence data, the now-former US Agent’s missions can and often do lead him into blind alleys he’ll need to MacGyver himself out of.”
“I was thrilled to be invited back to Captain America,” Priest continues, “until I realized it was this guy, Cap’s scowling, emotionally damaged misfit cousin. Cousin America. But US AGENT presents an exciting writer’s challenge to explore the myriad expressions and aspirations of the American dream, how that dream is fulfilled or not, through the eyes and voices of a nation often at war with itself. John Walker is a man often at war with HIMself, so Marvel knows no better a protagonist for this journey, this stumble, this Parkour carom through the many visions of the greatest nation on Earth.”
“I am incredibly excited to be part of this new project dedicated to US Agent together with this incredible staff,” adds Stefano Landini. “The story set up by Christopher is truly intense and full of twists, I can’t wait for readers to see the incredible work we are doing with their own eyes.”
John Walker has been sprinkled throughout Marvel Comics history and has mainly been apart of the comic landscape since the mid-1980s with well over 300 comic appearances.
If you’re interested in catching up on John Walker as the US Agent, click HERE to snag his stint on FORCE WORKS (1994-1996). Or, try out his 1993 series from Mark Gruenwald HERE. Additionally, you could take a deep dive into his NEW INVADERS (2004) run by clicking HERE.
Or, check out his time with the MIGHTY AVENGERS (2007) by clicking HERE.
Heck, you should even check out his time on the DARK AVENGERS by clicking HERE!
And, most recently, Walker rejoined FORCE WORKS 2020 throughout the IRON MAN 2020 event. Click HERE to snag that series too! And finally, if you’re looking for something else to read, check out my Amazon Online Comic Shop by clicking HERE. Thank you all for the read and continued support. Stay safe and stay healthy.
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