Captain America: White to be Released in September

The creators of Marvel’s “color” series are finally putting out the highly-anticipated Captain America: White comic book. The project that has been practically mythified after it was first mentioned in 2008, but Marvel Comics has announced that the mini-series will be released this September.

As one of the greatest tag teams in comic book history, Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb (together, the duo has done: Batman: The Long HalloweenBatman: Dark VictoryCatwoman: When in Rome) have created a line of Marvel Comics stories that chronicle formative years of certain heroes. The other books in the “color” series include:

  • Spider-Man: Blue – It’s Valentines Day, and Peter is feeling… blue. This is a recount of when Peter met Mary Jane Watson for the first time, and how he fell for Gwen Stacy. There’s some Spider-Man stuff in there, too!
  • Daredevil: Yellow – The main love interest of this story is Karen Page (same lady from the Netflix series, you noobs). It’s not a story that ends up particularly well for anybody.
  • Hulk: Gray – Bruce Banner isn’t an out of control beast ALL the time. Sometimes, he’s in loooooove. This time, with Betty Ross, the daughter of the Red Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross.

Marvel has released a description of the first two issues of Captain America: White:

Art & Cover: TIM SALE

• From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
• It’s 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax….
• But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse!
• The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY!
• Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

• CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY are ready to lead the HOWLING COMMANDOS, but are the HOWLING COMMANDOS ready to follow?
• Things go from bad to worse and only Bucky can save the day!
• Will a shocking appearance from an old ally turn the tide of battle?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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“Respect My Craft” – Tim Sale

In this consumer-based industry, it can be easy to forget the years of hard work that the people in the business put in. Behind every panel, it takes a skilled writer, artist, inker and colorist to make the product complete. Behind each scene goes hours of preparation. Hush Comics’ weekly article “Respect My Craft” will dive into the history of these comic book and pop culture greats that will hopefully give a new perspective on how the men and women behind the pen (or stylus) contribute to the collective awesome-ness of the nerd world, or at least give you a reason to invest in their work.


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Name: Tim Sale

Profession: Comic book artist

Notable Work: Batman: The Long HalloweenSpiderman: Blue

“I remember the moment I truly decided to go into comics–I was working at Taco Time, looking outside at a nice summer day. I said to myself, ‘If you had an ounce of sense, you would work really hard on your comics so you could take your artboard out there and lie in the sun!’ Ironically, it turns out that I can’t draw outside.” – Tim Sale


He was born in 1956 and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. He even took some workshops under John Buscema. But what is most impressive about him, is that he is color blind.  He can only work in black and white. Tim got his start in 1983 working on the series Myth Adventures and later the fantasy series Thieves World.

He made a real name for himself once he started to collaborate with writer Jeph Loeb. Sale and Loeb were asked to Batman: Long Halloween after the success of their Batman Halloween shorts graphic novel Batman: Haunted Knight. Long Halloween takes place within the Batman: Year One continuity. Long Halloween received mostly good praise and led to the sequel Batman: Dark Victory, which introduced Robin into the origin story. Together they also created Catwoman: When in Rome, a parallel storyline focusing on Catwoman. For DC the team, he also produced Superman for All Seasons.

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Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb teamed up again to do the “Color” books for Marvel. These books focused on Daredevil, Spiderman, and the Hulk. The duo started a series for Captain America, but only one issue has been released since September 2005. These color book focused on key moments in the characters life with colors that reflect the characters emotions.  Yellow for Daredevil represents fear, Blue for Spider-Man with sadness for the death of Gwen Stacy, and the Hulk is represented in Gray. The gray in hulk, at least from my point of view, just represents Banner’s struggle between himself, Betty Ross, and the Hulk. Captain America: White has only received a #0 issue so far and I have been waiting a long time for the continuation of this story.


Sale and Loeb also paired together to work on the show Heroes. Sale was the creator of the paintings done by the character Isaac. He also did the art for the 9th Wonders! comic seen in the series often being read by Hiro.  In fact, whenever there is an illustration created by any of the character Tim Sale did the actual art. I was very happy that the producers decided to use such a strong talent like Sale for series.

Tim Sale has been my favorite artist for many years now. My first experience with him was coveting a small black and grey Batman statue a local shop had. It was $300 and just had a small tag with his name on it. From there I researched him, found Batman: Long Halloween and never turned back. His art stands above the rest.


None of the media in this article belongs to Hush Comics; it all belongs to their respective properties (DC Comics, Marvel Comics). Join us tomorrow as we continue our countdown to Denver Comic Con with Star Trek: TNG‘s Klingon Worf, Michael Dorn.