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Marvel is replacing Steve Rogers with the new, black Captain America
The Verge ^ | 16 July 2014 | Kwane Opam

Posted on 07/16/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT by Cronos

Marvel is making big changes this year. In a special announcement made on the Colbert Report this evening, the comics giant will this fall have Steve Rogers pass his star-spangled shield on to Sam Wilson, making Wilson (otherwise known as the Falcon) the first black man to take on the official role of Captain America.

...Falcon, one of Cap's oldest allies, has been rumored for weeks as the most likely candidate to carry on Steve's legacy. After all, Wilson was there to save the former super soldier's life before the end of issue 21. Created in 1969, he was Marvel's first African American superhero. (The honor of first black Marvel superhero goes to Black Panther.) He's far from the first character to replace Rogers as the iconic American hero — James "Bucky" Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier, is just one hero to take up the mantle for a time — but he's the first person of color to hold the moniker officially. In an interview with Marvel, series editor Tom Brevoort said, "While Sam shares many of Steve’s beliefs in a general sense, he’s also a very different person with a very different background. He didn’t grow up in the 1930s, he’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century."..

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: hollywood; superhero
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This is a good move. They need fresh story lines and it shows Steve Rogers as your superhero who just happens to be black. Good for knocking out the Democrat's ideas of treating minorities as "people apart"
1 posted on 07/16/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

If there was a market for Black superheros, that niche would have been filled long ago. Taking a white superhero and magically changing him into a Black man is nothing more than propaganda.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 10:35:51 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

the surprise element in the story, which hasn’t leaked out yet, is that Falcon will not only become Captain America but also a girl

:)


3 posted on 07/16/2014 10:38:10 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Cronos

I’m sure it will sell in the hundreds


4 posted on 07/16/2014 10:41:13 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Cronos

They did a miniseries in the 1990s about a black soldier who took an earlier version of the super-serum before Steve Rogers did.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 10:42:00 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Cronos

Worn out gimmick. Anyone remember when James “Rhody” Rhodes was Iron Man before he was War Machine?


6 posted on 07/16/2014 10:42:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cronos

Marvel gas always been partial to Leftist thought - not that the Left can think.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 10:44:10 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Cronos

Next thing ya know he’ll be completely destroying America and getting away with it.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 10:44:14 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Cowboy Bob

I just read yesterday that they’re preparing to do a female Thor


9 posted on 07/16/2014 10:49:33 PM PDT by catbertz
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Transgendering a god already, are they?


10 posted on 07/16/2014 10:58:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Cowboy Bob

They should give Allen West some super serum!


11 posted on 07/16/2014 11:03:54 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Cronos

What we need is a multicultural Captain America who considers himself a citizen of the world and supports gay marriage instead of fighting arch criminals.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 11:07:42 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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13 posted on 07/16/2014 11:08:29 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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Allen gets it done with Marvel fantasy :-)


14 posted on 07/16/2014 11:12:19 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Cronos

Why not make him a gay, transgendered, black, female, illegal immigrant, muslim?

Why not go for all the liberal’s most important people instead of just one kind?


15 posted on 07/16/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: Cronos

How about a half-black Ferengi bisexual shyster from Kenya or Indonesia with galactic organizing skills who just thinks he’s a god?


16 posted on 07/16/2014 11:17:15 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Cowboy Bob

Well not quite. Captain America has had different people playing the role over time. This will jus be another person


17 posted on 07/16/2014 11:22:42 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Republican1795.

I don’t think this particular move is leftist. Rather it seems like a good capitalist move to get interest in an old series by making new story lines


18 posted on 07/16/2014 11:24:25 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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Why not make him a gay, transgendered, black, female, illegal immigrant, muslim?

What do you have against the handicapped?

19 posted on 07/16/2014 11:27:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: catbertz

Yeah, that’s weird. Captain America is a title. Thor is a name. What if it was Mike, God of Thunder? “We have a new female Mike taking up the hammer!”

Unless, of course, Thor is the same person transformed into a girl.

I always figured you create a new black/female character and let them stand on their own two feet. Just giving them someone else’s title is a bit lazy.

Male Thor will be back in time for the next movie. Sam Wilson Cap could theoretically stick around since Sam Wilson was in the last Cap movie.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 11:27:38 PM PDT by Rastus
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