MARVEL ANNOUNCES THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Source: Marvel Comics
The rumors and obvious comic covers revealed that a shake up was coming for Captain America and the Avengers. Marvel, officially, has announced that Sam Wilson, Formerly The Falcon, is the new Captain America. We all know this isn’t a permanent change. It is always fun to see how changes like this can mix things up for the heroes we think we all know so very well. Steve Rogers fans relax, he’ll be back in the red, white and blue so enough. This new story lines begins with All-New Captain America #1. Details on the change and the cover are posted below.
Press Release: Marvel is excited to announce that beginning in November 2014, the title of Captain America will be passed to Sam Wilson, The Falcon, in the pages of All-New Captain America #1 by series writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).
Announced on “The Colbert Report” by Joe Quesada, “Sam Wilson…The Falcon, is the new Captain America.”
Addressing how Sam Wilson will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve Rogers, Remender says, “Sam wants to lead by example. 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.”
The question remains: what happens with the original Captain America, Steve Rogers? Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “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.”
For more details on All-New Captain America, visit Marvel.com for their interview with Rick Remender and Tom Brevoort.
All-New Captain America #1 will be available this November in all local comic book retailers and available in theMarvel Digital Comics Store.
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