The New Captain America Is Black

o-MARVEL-570from AOL Black Voic­es

There’s a new Cap­tain Amer­i­ca com­ing to town.

Sam Wil­son, Cap­tain America’s long­time part­ner The Fal­con, will be replac­ing Steve Rogers this fall in the com­ic book series, Mar­vel Chief Cre­ative Offi­cer Joe Que­sa­da revealed on Com­e­dy Central’s “The Col­bert Report” Wednes­day night.

Well if there is one bird asso­ci­at­ed with Amer­i­ca, it is the fal­con,” Col­bert remarked.

Wil­son will offi­cial­ly take on the cowl and shield in “All-New Cap­tain Amer­i­ca #1” by Rick Remender and Stu­art Immo­nen.

Col­bert addressed the fact that Wil­son is black, to which Que­sa­da said, “I don’t see col­ors.” This prompt­ed Col­bert to ask, “If you don’t see col­ors, how do you do com­ic books?”

Accord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Reporter, Wil­son is the sec­ond for­mer side­kick to take on the Cap­tain Amer­i­ca iden­ti­ty in the past decade, and will be the sev­enth char­ac­ter to use the name in Mar­vel con­ti­nu­ity.

I’ve been hav­ing a lot of fun writ­ing Sam,” Remender said in a inter­view. “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.”

While there have been oth­er replace­ments for Rogers, Wil­son will be the first per­son of col­or to appear as the title lead in the com­ic. The char­ac­ter of Isa­iah Bradley, whose sto­ry par­al­leled the Tuskegee syphilis study, was told in a stand-alone minis­eries, report­ed.

Rogers recent­ly had the Super-Sol­dier Serum drained from his sys­tem as part of an attack by the Iron Nail, caus­ing his body to rapid­ly begin to resem­ble its bio­log­i­cal age.

Author: Rhonda 2.0

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