Skip to comments.Marvel is replacing Steve Rogers with the new, black Captain America
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 Steves beliefs in a general sense, hes also a very different person with a very different background. He didnt grow up in the 1930s, hes a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century."..
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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.
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
I’m sure it will sell in the hundreds
They did a miniseries in the 1990s about a black soldier who took an earlier version of the super-serum before Steve Rogers did.
Worn out gimmick. Anyone remember when James “Rhody” Rhodes was Iron Man before he was War Machine?
Marvel gas always been partial to Leftist thought - not that the Left can think.
Next thing ya know he’ll be completely destroying America and getting away with it.
I just read yesterday that they’re preparing to do a female Thor
Transgendering a god already, are they?
They should give Allen West some super serum!
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.
Allen gets it done with Marvel fantasy :-)
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?
How about a half-black Ferengi bisexual shyster from Kenya or Indonesia with galactic organizing skills who just thinks he’s a god?
Well not quite. Captain America has had different people playing the role over time. This will jus be another person
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
What do you have against the handicapped?
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.