New Captain America Is Black

June 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

986099-6-20140717062338-new-captain-america-is-black There’s a new Captain America, and he looks more like a whole different swath of Americans. Marvel has announced that a black hero—longtime Cap ally Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon—will be taking over his star-spangled mantle in Captain America #25, the New York Daily News reports. Classic Cap Steve Rogers has been looking for a replacement since being aged into a 90-year-old man in the current storyline (though, as IGN points out, truly plugged-in fans will have known the outcome of that search for a while, thanks to the solicitation for Avengers #35). Wilson will be familiar to moviegoers thanks to his appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

“It’s about time,” Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “In 2014 this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn’t be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting.” The announcement comes just days after Marvel announced a new female Thor, and that’s no accident, writes Andrew Wheeler at Comics Alliance. “These changes suggest an agenda,” he writes. “I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day.”

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

Confederate Symbols in Retreat Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Calendar

June 2015
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 141 other followers

Recent Posts

PennStateHershey Diversity Event Photos

Group Pic

8Capture

7Capture

7apture

6Capture

4capture

3Capture

2Capture

More Photos

%d bloggers like this: