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New Captain America Revealed

Find out who will carry the shield next.

If you've been reading the current CAPTAIN AMERICA by Rick Remender, you're aware things aren't going too well for Steve Rogers. With the Super Soldier Serum no longer keeping him young, his future as Captain America is questionable. We've known a new Cap was coming. Marvel has announced the identity of the next Captain America.

Get ready for Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, to take on the mantle of Captain America.

“This is it,” says Remender of the culmination of two years of storytelling in CAPTAIN AMERICA and the dawning of ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA. “This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at. It leads into an evolution of Steve Rogers’ character that I had very early when I was given the job. I think that it’s important with these stories to do things that are natural and make sense and have an inherent logic to the universe, but are also constantly shifting and exciting, keeping the drama high. In order to do that it really comes down to creating new dynamics.

“I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.”

Stay tuned for an ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen.

Source: Marvel.com

337 Comments
Posted by Denn979

I'm up for it, since we all know that Steve will be back one day.

Edited by The_Tree

Not big on the costume design, but I'm excited to see how the shield and its ricocheting works together with Falcon's aerial combat. That should make for some fun fights.

Posted by greenarrowfan12

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Posted by greenarrowfan12

@denn979 said:

I'm up for it, since we all know that Steve will be back one day.

May 1, 2015

Posted by noj

Of course. I dont like it all that much but at least it makes sense unlike female Thor. If there was anyone other than Bucky that was going to take up the Captain America mantle it would be Falcon.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@noj said:

Of course. I don't like it all that much but at least it makes sense unlike female Thor. If there was anyone other than Bucky that was going to take up the Captain America mantle it would be Falcon.

Agree.

Posted by JakeN7

So, exactly what we all thought. That solicited cover for a future issue of Avengers totally did spoil it. Lol.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

Oh god, I'm so shocked. Seriously.

Posted by noj

Is the next big twist going to be that theres a new gay Iron Man?

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Alright Falcon!

Posted by mightypug78

they should incorporate some bald eagle aspects into his wings

Posted by BruceWayne19

No thanks, seems like there just trying to diversify the marvel community. Leave Steve as cap America, it's what everyone wants

Posted by Samuel_Simmons

And Marvel just continues to come out with horrible ideas.

Posted by SirMethos

Other than Bucky, Sam Wilson is definitely the most deserving.

Gonna be interesting to see his development if he actually keeps the shield.

Edited by War Killer

Yesterday Marvel announced that Thor would become a woman, today they announced Captain America will become black, all they need to do now to complete their "politically correct Trinity" is to announce tomorrow that Iron Man is homosexual. -__-

Posted by Jayc1324

Cool. A lot of these hero changes are weird though. First making wally west black, then thor a girl, now captain America black. How about creating and pushing new characters now sacrificing old, popular, established ones even for a short period of time. Or in west's case, for as long as the new 52 lasts.

This is still cool though.

Posted by HumanRocket

LETS DO THIS! FALCON

Posted by Samuel_Simmons

Captain Falcon

Posted by Aeroman

good for sam

Edited by Samuel_Simmons

Posted by jstarzyk

Yea! Falcon Cap all the way.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Remender's Cap has been terrible.

Posted by ShadowLife248

Actually I don't really care about "omg a black guy is playing captain america??" But this had no really any build up...Falcon from Avengers World title and Captain America, he didn't do really much.

Now all of a sudden the mantle is given to Falcon.But I do dig the design where the winter soldier outfit logo is placed on the chest.Plus they brought his wings to Captain America mantle so we finally get a Captain America who can fly !!

Edited by Zarathos022

Ah screw it. I give up. Falcon as Cap.

Posted by DrellAssassin

I'll give it a shot. I hope we see him in many montages as he learns to master the shield. Also his relationship with Jet Black should definitely become more and more interesting.

Posted by dreamfall31

Seems cool, it's just too bad I haven't liked any of Remender's series thus far.

Posted by Teerack

Looks great. He's like the american eagle now :)

Posted by AllStarSuperman

What the f*ck is Marvel doing?

Posted by cerial442

I think this works more than Thor. We know who Falcon is, and I like him. I'll give this one a shot, plus I trust Remender.

Posted by Guardiandevil83

Don't mind it. But would have preferred Falcon getting his movie costume.

Posted by nakobass

@noj said:

Of course. I don't like it all that much but at least it makes sense unlike female Thor. If there was anyone other than Bucky that was going to take up the Captain America mantle it would be Falcon.

Agreed

Edited by Dernman

Some quick thought.

  • Not feeling the costume.
  • Not feeling both a shield and wings. Does he even need the wings to fly in 616?
  • I get they are trying to push Falcon but I feel it would have been better under his own name. I don't feel this is right for him. For me it's not a step forward but a step under a shadow.
  • Though I do get some valid reasons why he was chosen it doesn't mesh for me.
  • I should put some thought into who I would use as a replacement. Well with the understanding that it's only temporary because Steve needs to come back.
Posted by Spideysense44

See I can deal with this, but turning Thor into a woman is just desperate by Marvel

Edited by darkrider

avengers now

Posted by MrMazz

And now Captain America becomes een more patrotic as a star spangaled man bird with a SHIELD

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Hmmmm…I am torn. I want to take a deep breath and yell NOOOOOO! but I don't really hate this decision because I'm all for legacy characters. The issue I have with this is that I feel this is a step in the wrong direction for Falcon. Is he the only person that may deserve to dawn the shield other than Bucky (who isn't Steve)? Yeah. But he's already been established as his own character for years so I don't see why making him Cap will do him any good. But hey, I guess that's because Bucky will be shooting space demons in his own series for the time being, right?

I'll ride with this...

Also - "Captain Falcon" literally laughed my @$$ off.

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

@darkrider: Whoa , Okay this is differently going some where but who is the guy in the Iron Man suit Tony or Arno ?

Posted by WheatStalker

Cool! Will read. Love the first issue cover, Immonen.

Without super-soldier serum, Sam Wilson has much to prove. Should be an exciting arc, filled with a great deal of winged ass-kicking. :)

Also it's cool Steve Rogers is back at base, acting as tactician and shield instructor.

Posted by Teerack

@darkrider: Whoa , Okay this is differently going some where but who is the guy in the Iron Man suit Tony or Arno ?

I hope it's Arno. I think it would be really cool if marvel had the balls to take out and replace their big three. I'm guessing the fire guy is the dude from Inhuman. It makes me so sad they are pushing Lang and not Pym as Ant-Man. v.v

Posted by DrellAssassin

@spideysense44: Thor isn't being "turned" into a woman, Thor is becoming unworthy of Mjolnir and a female character is taking it up and the title of Thor.

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

@teerack: I think that is what might happen actual and at this point isn't Pym working with the Avengers A.I. as just Pym at this point,

Posted by Teerack

@teerack: I think that is what might happen actual and at this point isn't Pym working with the Avengers A.I. as just Pym at this point,

Avengers A.I was canceled a long time ago. Mark Waid is a big fan of Pym and has him show up in Hulk and Daredevil from time to time since he writes those, but other then that not much is keeping him out of limbo.

Posted by Samuel_Simmons
Posted by ThexX

avengers now

Is this a new team book. And if it is could you give a link to article. thank you.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@teerack: That is true but then again I kinda of fall behind on Hulk and Daredevil...

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@thexx: I think it's just a promo image like what they did in the past two years.

Edited by saoakden

This should be interesting. So it's Falcon being Captain America. So Captain Falcon?

I want to see Captain Falcon fight Sam Wilson. If Sam Wilson does a Falcon Punch & says Falcon Punch I'm going to lose it.