I have gots to stop doing that. Here's Priest, on his I'm-hoping still upcoming book, Captain America and The Falcon:
The foundation of the book is the unshakeable friendship between these two men. The friendship is non-negotiable and the trust between them is implicit, despite the rather damming evidence that, in issue #1, The Falcon has violated National Security, and the government has given Cap just 24 hours to bring Falcon in before they go after Falcon with guns blazing. If you use the trust these two men have as a compass, it makes negotiating the many twists and turns of "Two Americas," CAF's inaugural story arc, much easier.
In four issues taking place in just over 24 hours, Cap tracks the fugitive Falcon through rural Cuba as a hurricane slams the island, trying to stay one step ahead of government agents and Columbian drug warlords-- all out gunning for Falcon, who has apparently and inexplicably turned against his own government. Cap's faith and trust in his old partner is put to the test as Falcon leads Cap through a dangerous steeplechase, ending in a major firefight in Miami. Using all the training he's received from Cap to stay one step ahead of his old partner, Falcon comes into his own as a worthy adversary for Cap as he manages to evade not only Cap but the good guys and bad guys as well. Complicating matters is a powerful rogue agent, a mysterious new threat developed by the US Navy, who is determined to stop Falcon from revealing classified secrets and who will stop at nothing-- not even Cap's death-- to achieve that objective.
It's hard to give out too many plot specifics without ringing bells we don't want prematurely rung, but "Two Americas" is an all-out action story pitting Captain America against his old friend The Falcon, with national security secrets and their very relationship at stake. With the clock running down, these two friends must pass through a crucible of plot twists, political intrigue and lies as both men defend the same principle from opposing perspectives.
As a result of decisions The Falcon makes in the "Two Americas" arc, he becomes a wanted man with Federal arrest warrants outstanding. Cap is pressured to bring Falcon in, but because of events in "Two Americas," Cap realizes the Falcon's criminal status is a retaliatory measure against Cap himself, and he refuses to cooperate.
If you read The Crew, or Black Panther, or Xer0 (which you probably didn't, as all of 'em died due to low sales, if I remember a'right), you know that Priest does politics well. Possibly too well for mainstream superhero comics, which would explain why the other books. . . well, Panther ran way longer than anyone expected, actually. And DC didn't exactly do well by Xer0. The Crew, um, the less said, the better, I think.
This is not a comics blog, by the way.
np: The Breeders, Wicked Little Town (Hedwig Version), Wig In A Box