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Captain America: Sneak peak at issue 617

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America #617,from five time Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker and acclaimed artists Butch Guice, Mike Deodato, and Chris Samnee! Now featuring 30 pages of all super-soldier action monthly! With Bucky locked away in a Russian prison, will Steve Rogers be able to shoulder the burden of a
world without a Captain America? The original Sentinel of Liberty always comes prepared, but his plan of action is about to draw the wrath of a conspiracy so grand even he couldn’t have anticipated it. Steve Rogers begins a one-man, two-fisted fight to restore his partner’s honor as Ed Brubaker kicks off the staggering new act of his legendary Cap epic this April in Captain America #617!

season of never: the serpent with eight heads


The Gods angry over the actions of the wild God Susanoh exiled him from Heaven and he landed on “Izumo.”

While he lived out his time banished on Izumo,he heard a tale that every year a serpent with eight heads ate one of the village girls.This particular year, the victim was supposed to be Princess Kusinada. Susanoh made an offer to her parents that he would marry Princess Kusinada if he could save her life. Her parents accepted his offer with great pleasure.
Following Susanoh’s instruction, the people in the village made a fence with eight gates and put a jar filled with sake under each gate. Then the serpent came. Each of his heads went to one of the gates and started to drink the sake. Immediately, the monster got drunk and Susanoh cut him into the pieces while he was sleeping. Susanoh married Princess Kushinada as he promised, and he built a big palace in Izumo.

Who is Susanoh?
Susanoh is a brother of the greatest Japanese goddess, Amaterass. He can be compared to Poseidon in Greek myth, but this story is very similar to Heracles’ great work about killing Hydra.

It’s said that Hydra represents streams of water, and in case of the Japanese story, the serpent with eight heads could be a flood or lava flow

“Izumo-city” is in the western part of Japan and it’s believed that the Japanese myth started in that area

In ancient times in Japan, “eight” meant “many.” So the actual number of the serpent heads could be 10 or 100 or more