With Comic-Con 2014
starting in less than a week, Marvel Comics
is continuing to make announcements that provide major shake-ups to its comics universe.
Just a few days after revealing that Thor would now be female, Marvel executive Joe Quesada announced on the Colbert Report that Sam Wilson would be donning the stars and stripes as the new Captain America.
Wilson's well known to Cap fans as The Falcon
, and art released by Marvel in a press release (linked above) indicates that those iconic wings will remain part of the new Captain America suit.
Wilson makes his debut in the new role in All-New Captain America #1, a new series coming out later this year from writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).
Marvel issued a press release that explained, in part, how Wilson will address his new role.
“Sam wants to lead by example," Remender said in the press release. "To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around. To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”
Remender continues, “Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone.”
As for Steve Rogers ...
Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in the press release, “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running Cap’s missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance. He’ll also tutor Sam in how to throw the shield, a skill that’s deceptively difficult for the new Cap to master. So Steve will continue to be a vital part of the series moving ahead.”
All-New Captain America #1 will be available this November in all local comic book retailers and available in the Marvel Digital Comics Store.
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