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The new Cap artist shares his larger philosophy when approaching Steve Rogers and his world!

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Captain America #11 cover by Carlos Pacheco

By Jim Beard

With September 4’s CAPTAIN AMERICA #11, legendary artist Carlos Pacheco kicks off a tour of duty on the acclaimed series with writer Rick Remender. Pacheco’s entire artistic career in comics stands as an ode to the heroic ideal and CAPTAIN AMERICA should prove fertile ground for his unique talent and expression of super hero action and adventure.

In an exclusive three-part Marvel.com interview with the artist, he fielded questions from his studio in his native Spain on what’s visually in store this September as well as much more.

Marvel.com: Carlos, how do you conceive of flashback scenes? Do you handle those differently from present-day scenes in CAPTAIN AMERICA, if at all?

Carlos Pacheco: I've tried to keep the John Romita Jr. mood [for that]. I wanted to create a graphic transition, since the first Cap story arc came from John.

Marvel.com: Do you enjoy doing research for period scenes?

Captain America #11 preview pencils by Carlos Pacheco

Carlos Pacheco: I love to do research for references! Sometimes that’s very difficult [if] there are not too many photographic references [at hand] and it becomes necessary to pay attention to movies based in similar periods of time.

Marvel.com: It sounds challenging for an artist.

Carlos Pacheco: Yes, that's a really important issue, to dive into the atmosphere of the past in order to connect deeply with a book’s own atmosphere.

Marvel.com: What sort of new characters will we see in the series, either friends or foes?

Carlos Pacheco: Don't know if I should reveal the secrets that Rick are cooking up, but I can promise you that we'll see a new bunch of characters that will move Captain America to realize that, as I said before, we are in a new world order. That's for sure.

Marvel.com: Do you feel there is a universal constant that must be maintained when creating characters to live in Cap's universe?

Captain America #11 preview pencils by Carlos Pacheco

Carlos Pacheco: Sure! And this constant is Steve Rogers. It doesn't matter how big the menaces may be, Steve is a man full of optimism. He's a soldier, bold and very well trained, but he's not an unconscionable mind thirsting for the blood of his enemies. He wants a better world—and pay attention to this: he respects France very, very, much!

Marvel.com: Overall, what do you feel are the most important things you’ll be bringing to CAPTAIN AMERICA as its artist?

Carlos Pacheco: Obviously, I'm trying to give the book my personal touch but at the same time I want to give it a distinctive look, a look that will makes the difference between this book and all the rest. I'm really trying to keep the military mood to the character and the backgrounds, but my main goal is to make this an evolution of the character and the book.

My goal is to keep the book as a part of Cap biography; the same character that excited me when I first read his adventures.

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