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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
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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To: catbertz

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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To: Cronos

13 posted on 07/16/2014 11:08:29 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

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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To: Cubs Fan
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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To: Cronos

I like the idea. Much as the Green Lantern has passed on the ring over the years, this makes sense and - unusually - it is internally consistent within the Cap universe.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 11:33:20 PM PDT by EC1
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To: Cronos
Ok, I'll admit I'm not big into the comic/super hero thing BUT why can't there be new characters? Why do we find out after years some character is gay, black, now a woman? Can't find money in the budget to support new characters?

As a girl, I remembered seeing my first black Barbie. I asked my mom why all of the dolls had the same name! Then they had Ken, and some other girl dolls,with other names, but why “black Barbie”. Isn't it better to have your own ID not just be known as the black version of a white character?

I like The Harry Potter series. Out of the blue JK Rowling says Dumbledore was gay. She wrote the books, but why after everything is published, movies made, is someone suddenly gay? Who cares? It wasn't a part of the stories. I guess she just wanted new publicity. Next, will we find out Snape was a bisexual transgendered drag queen?

22 posted on 07/16/2014 11:33:34 PM PDT by MacMattico
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“Ok, I’ll admit I’m not big into the comic/super hero thing BUT why can’t there be new characters? Why do we find out after years some character is gay, black, now a woman? Can’t find money in the budget to support new characters?”

Answered your own question. It’s money, plain and simple. You have a built in fan base - who will complain like mad about a change in the art style, never mind the character - and they are the ones laying down the cash. Same as with the rash of superhero movies - they get made because they sell tickets and usually make their money back in buckets.

Yet writing a character can get boring when you get a new writer on board. Think about it for a second - would you take any job where you had to do every last little thing exactly like your predecessor? You want to add your own flourishes and tweaks, even if it’s something as simple as making coffee. People love to create. take that away and it’s like Matt LeBlanc says in Lost in Space: “And the monkey pushes the switch.”


23 posted on 07/16/2014 11:49:05 PM PDT by EC1
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To: catbertz

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

*****

Yup.

http://comicsalliance.com/marvel-female-thor-black-captain-america-announcement-colbert-report/

And, CBS News tonight had a segment - Archie gets murdered saving his gay friend ...


24 posted on 07/17/2014 12:07:20 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

I want to be irritated by this nonsense, but we’ve all watched this world slip into madness. I have my memories of a less ridiculous time to enjoy, along with some popcorn to munch on during the apocalypse.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 12:42:52 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: MacMattico

People read one series or another (usually more than one) for years - for decades. They collect back issues, know story lines, debate trivia, etc.

It takes a while for a new character to catch on, if they catch on at all.

In this case, race doesn’t really affect anything - the character could probably be any race.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 12:49:27 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Captain Kenya, with his sidekicks ValJar and Eric the Red

“Fighting whitey and injustice In all its forms”


27 posted on 07/17/2014 1:32:52 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Cronos
This is a good move.

Agree. I don't see why it's wrong to do this.

28 posted on 07/17/2014 3:19:56 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: faithhopecharity
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

...and the super secret, double probation surprise element is that she will keep her penis!

29 posted on 07/17/2014 3:34:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Cronos
Captain Amerika?


30 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Cronos

Why not? All the commercials show the black guy as the smart one that makes all the right choices, and the white guy as the idiot duffs who can’t do anything right. It’s commercial cuckold on the white boy.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 4:10:17 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: reefdiver

I agree. Blacks are known the world over for their ravenous reading habits.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 4:47:50 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Cronos
I hope it is as successful as the recent The Honeymooners starring Cedric the Entertainer as Ralph Kramden.

==

Box office: $25 million budget; $13 million total Gross.
33 posted on 07/17/2014 6:43:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rastus

Soon: a female playing the role of Spartacus.


34 posted on 07/17/2014 6:44:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cowboy Bob

I kinda liked the freeze guy in The Incredibles.


35 posted on 07/17/2014 6:45:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Old Yeller

Just imagine the “outrage” if the race roles in those commercials were reversed.

Now, you have to ask - isn’t that, in itself, “racist”?
You can cast a guy one race as buffoonish, but not someone of another.


36 posted on 07/17/2014 6:47:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cronos

You wanna shock me? Cast Rosie O’Donnell as the next Wonder Woman.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 11:56:54 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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