Captain America gets new job title: US president

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By MATT MOORE, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Captain America has a new job with perks, a spacious office and a title that others spend millions to get: Mr. President.

The sentinel of liberty has been one of Marvel Entertainment's best-known heroes since he socked Adolf Hitler in the jaw in 1941. He will move into the White House in the pages of "The Ultimates," a series set in the Ultimate Comics universe where America is riven by factionalism, out-of-control anti-mutant hysteria and secession.

A career soldier for whom duty trumps political parties, Steve Rogers is seen as the last hope for the country and wins election as a write-in candidate in issue No. 15, due out Wednesday. Writer Sam Humphries calls it the next step in the character's role as "America's defender."

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