TOACM_Color Guide_Capitol HillTo me, Capitol Hill is more than a mere tribute/homage/knock-off of Captain America. In the TOACM universe he’s something of a lynch-pin—an idol to some, a memory to others...but more than that he’s a symbol of hope and aspiration. The flesh is weak, as they say and there was little doubt that to be an effective character in these tales that Capitol Hill had to die.

Batman, Superman, even Captain America himself...they’ll live on forever. They will live and die and be reborn time and again because the companies that own those characters cannot afford to let them die—to disappear. I do not create my comics under such constraints...

Capitol Hill--or "Cap" as he was often referred to--was the ultimate, shining example of everything a superhero should be. Though his actual origin remains shrouded in mystery; Cap was gifted with enhanced strength, stamina, dexterity, and durability which he used in his campaign to fight evil and villainy in the name of justice and goodwill. Cap's earliest recorded adventures occurred during “the war” where he often battled enemy spies and agents of terror. Cap was also responsible for inviting several of his fellow high-profile adventurers--later dubbed "super-heroes"--to join forces against a turncoat, and now enemy agent, known as the ORB who was plotting a large-scale assault on our native soil. The mission was a success and the group of super-heroes became known as the FELON FIGHTERS. Cap remained the statesman and leader of the FELON FIGHTERS for years to come, seeing it through several different roster changes. Sadly, after decades of fighting the good fight, Cap was killed in action while defending EXOTIC CITY from a devastating attack by his old nemesis the ORB. A statue of Capitol Hill now stands at the spot where he perished and the city celebrates a holiday called HERO DAY annually on the day he passed away.

Capitol Hill is also the CHECKERED MAN's childhood idol. He even claims that Cap has visited him from beyond the grave to warn him of a great and impending danger…

See you Friday.

-Denver